Dr Ilka Gleibs presents her research into religious identity in the workplace
Dr Ilka Gleibs gives her talk entitled, "Religious identity in the workplace: A systematic review, research agenda, and practical implications"
The study which makes the base of this talk consisted of a systematic review of relevant literature to address how religious and occupational identities relate to each other in the workplace.
53 relevant publications were identified for analysis and synthesis. Studies addressed value differences associated with religion and occupation, identity tensions, unmet expectations, and the connection of religious identity to well‐being and work outcomes. Key variables in the connection between religious and occupational identities included personal preferences, the fit between religious identity and job‐related concerns, and the organisation's policies, practices, and expectations.
This study highlighted the personal and organisational consequences of being able to express religious identity at work and the conditions that promote high congruence between religious identity and its expression in the workplace. From these findings, a research agenda could be developed and recommendations offered for management practice that focus on support for expression of religious identity at work while maintaining a broader climate of inclusion.
Dr Ilka Gleibs is an associate professor at the London School of Economics in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. Her research focuses on social identity.