Yes, it’s a pun. God’s at work when we work to make the world a better place, says David Miller, a former executive with IBM and HSBC who became a Presbyterian minister and now serves as executive director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His new book, called God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement (Oxford, 2007) is the topic of today’s CNNMoney column.
I met David nearly seven years ago, when researching what became a Fortune cover story called God and Business. In my 10-plus years at the magazine, that’s still the most read, most commented-upon, most buzz-generating story I’ve done. It’s clear to me that millions of us want to be able to bring our whole selves to work every day, and that means living our faith and values on the job. David has thought as much as anybody about how companies can help that to happen, in a pluralistic society, and why it’s a good idea.
Here’s how the column begins:
Most companies strive to be family-friendly. Some brag that they are gay-friendly. But how many are faith-friendly?
Not enough, says David Miller, a minister, author and former business executive. Ford, American Express and Tyson Foods are among the better-known faith-friendly firms.
More often, though, companies don’t invite their people to bring their whole selves, including their faith, to work, and they are missing an opportunity, he says
You can read the rest here.