Thursday, September 09, 2010

Psychological sustainability has a place for soul

"Sustainable Workplaces - The Role & Soul of Work" on Sources Energy quotes Thomas Moore about soul in the workplace. In its description of psychological sustainability, the post includes, "Moore emphasizes the need for soul and meaning in the workplace as necessary for a fulfilled [psychologically sustainable] life, and observes that often, "We only consider function, and so the soul elements are left to chance. … Where there is no artfulness about life, there is a weakening of soul." When there is a weakening of soul, depression, emptiness and even physical illness can result." A diagram of sustainability shows internal and external elements that contribute to thriving workplaces.