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[PDW] In Times Like These: Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters

  • 1.  [PDW] In Times Like These: Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters

    Posted 08-05-2019 08:54

    Session Type: PDW Workshop
    Program Session: 286 | Submission: 17013 | Sponsor(s): (MSR)
    Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 10 2019 8:00AM - 9:30AM at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Regis

     

    In Times Like These: Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters
    Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters

     Organizer: Orneita BurtonAbilene Christian U.
     Panelist: Sunny JeongWittenberg U.
     Panelist: Portia L. BrownIndependent Consultant and Researcher
     Discussant: Kanti Mohan SainiNL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

     

    This PDW will discuss the need for higher-level wisdom when seeking guidance for making decisions beyond the complexity of defined process approaches.  Rational approaches to management decision making use logical, well-defined processes that follow "scalable, systematic approaches to making strategic, operational, and tactical decisions across the organization." (Kepner & Tregoe, 1981). Although these approaches have proven effective in results oriented processes when considering the facts around a decision, key insights and information is missing in any process where optimum decision outcomes may not occur.   In today's challenging times, further insight and wisdom is needed. 

     

    In this session, participants of academic researchers and practitioners will discuss real-life cases to explain how the use of higher-level intelligence and interventions unmask details that are not typically available at the personal level and therefore may not considered in rational decision-making processes.  We therefore propose the need to consider approaches with indications of spiritual intelligence which in turn provide access to higher level insights.  Panel participants will discuss how this practice conflicts with the current understanding of spirituality in the workplace and provides a view into decision-making as a joint effort that includes guidance at the spiritual level.  Panel participants will provide support within the context of their work and discuss approaches to identifying spiritual guidance beyond the spatiotemporal limitations of bounded rationality in decision making processes.  A key takeaway for attendees will be the opportunity to participate in a problem-solving session that will provide guidance and enlightenment to address both business and personal challenges encountered in everyday life. 



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    Sunny Jeong, Ph.D.
    MSR Division Representative-at-Large
    http://msr.aom.org
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Business
    Wittenberg University
    Work: 937-327-7929
    jeongs@wittenberg.edu
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  • 2.  RE: [PDW] In Times Like These: Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters Spiritual Discernment in Troubled Waters

    Posted 08-06-2019 19:43
    Unfortunately,
    I won't be at AOM but sounds like a good session.  Seems in accord with Andre Delbecq's "spiritual discernment".

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    Lee Robbins
    Professor Emeritus
    Golden Gate University
    San Francisco CA
    (415) 713-1341
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