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REFORMED BUSINESS ETHICS—A NEW APPROACH TO HOW ORGANIZATIONS CAN FLOURISH

by Christopher Steed in Vol. 5 No. 2 / Oct 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc5.2.2019.art11



In light of the workplace crisis and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this article aims to provide perspectives on how organizations can flourish. Reformed business ethics (e.g., John Calvin and Abraham Kuyper), with its notions of work ethics, common grace, and sphere sovereignty is uniquely positioned to address these concerns. The author develops an approach to wise leadership that strives not only for quantitative and financial success but also for qualitative values—organizations that value individuals in their relationships with the help of three principles: look, involve, and dignify (LID). Finally, Reformed theology reinforces and enriches this approach with its recognition of the human and organizational fallenness and the restoration of the image of God in union with Christ.

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