Henry Ford asked “Why is it that I always get a whole person, when what I really want is a pair of hands?” In the book Spiritual Inc., by Lake Labbert (2009), he echoes the comment by Ford contrasting the statement by saying that because a company gets the whole person, now the company will be given a soul.
In my personal and professional life, I deal with executive leaders as well as shop-floor employees that share with me that it is almost impossible to remain whole in their faith from a spiritual and/or religious point. Although most employees are being suppressed (intrinsically and extrinsically), individuals do indeed want to bring their whole selves to work every day. Not just the hard skilled talents but the soft skills and emotions that allow for both spirituality and business. Most people depend on their belief system (religion/spirituality) in order to be creative from a true conscious that only their spirituality can bring to the table.