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The corporate world and the challenge of religion. Crossed views from the Mediterranean area

We are currently witnessing a significant growth in religious demands, which are increasingly interfering with professional life and have impacted the world of work. From the creation of a specific place for prayer to absenteeism on religious days that are not public holidays, what company director has not been confronted with this type of request?

Without falling into clichés or stigmatisation, the issue of religion in the workplace is no longer a taboo question. Faced with complex situations that go beyond isolated cases, common sense and recourse to the law are no longer enough!

Faced with the effervescence of religion and its complexity, this book is aimed at managers in a globalised and, at the same time, increasingly tense context. Whether you are in general management, human resources, sales or production, the issue of diversity concerns us all.

Nous assistons actuellement à une croissance notable des revendications religieuses, qui interfèrent de plus en plus avec la vie professionnelle et ont impacté le monde du travail. De l’aménagement d’un lieu spécifique de prière à l’absentéisme pour des jours religieux non fériés, quel dirigeant d’entreprise n’a pas été confronté à ce type de demande ?

Sans tomber dans les clichés ou la stigmatisation, la question de la religion en entreprise n’est plus une question taboue. Face à des situations complexes qui dépassent les cas isolés, le bon sens et le recours à la loi ne suffisent plus !

Devant l’effervescence du religieux et sa complexité, cet ouvrage s’adresse aux managers dans un contexte mondialisé et, dans le même temps, de plus en plus crispé. Que l’on soit en direction générale, dans les ressources humaines, la vente ou la production, la question de la diversité nous concerne tous.

Ce livre se propose de donner des clés de compréhension pour éclairer la manière d’agir. Son objectif vise à dépasser la peur de discriminer ou de favoriser le communautarisme. Prendre du recul pour mieux percevoir les enjeux de la diversité est primordial pour les décennies à venir. Sans s’affranchir des contraintes juridiques, la diversité quitte ainsi le domaine de la répression pour devenir le cadre de ce qui rend possible l’agir responsable en vue d’un meilleur vivre ensemble.

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