Enrichment

The Enrichment Type places high value on the way religion and spirituality enrich their work life as the primary manifestation of integrating faith/religion/spirituality and work. Depending on the individual and the work environment, the Enrichment Type arises from different motivations and manifests itself in different ways. There are three motivators: drawing strength and comfort for work, coping with pressures and problems at work, and finding professional wisdom and personal growth through work. Two primary manifestations of the Enrichment Type are the Individual orientation and the Group orientation. These two orientations, while distinct, can exist in the same person, as both seek practices related to inner sustenance, healing, and personal transformation. Often, Enrichment practices take the form of regular meditation, prayer, devotional readings, liturgical activities, accountability exercises, yoga, and other reflective practices. Many times, these practices accent spiritual succor, drawing closer to God, communing with the Divine, or being at one with the universe.  Atheists and agnostics can also be Enrichment Types, although they respond to the motivators without reference to God or a higher power. In doing so, they may draw on non-theistic consciousness practices, meditation, centering exercises, or other disciplines focusing on the inner self or the universe.

The Enrichment Type with an Individual orientation prefers to engage in less publicly visible ways of nurturing their faith/religion/spirituality. They draw strength and comfort from their beliefs and practices as a means to deal with workplace-related issues. Through various devotional practices and contemplative disciplines, they find wisdom and peace to help them cope with the pressures of the workplace. Many find faith/religion/spirituality enriches their ability to stay humble amid times of success and hopeful amid times of failure.

The Enrichment Type with a Group Orientation seeks others with similar inclinations towards enrichment, finding comfort, encouragement, and growth in group settings. They find both solace and value in worship communities or small groups. They find that undertaking Enrichment practices in communal or public settings enriches their work and their lives.