Xerox Vision Quests: Ethical or Unethocal?

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Freedom of religion is an inherent right for all Americans. Whether it is in the church, in school, or in the workplace, we are free to worship as we please. However, spiritually should not be incorporated at work. Such practices can make some employees extremely uncomfortable and offend others. Work and spiritual matters need to be separate. For this reason, Xerox should encourage its employees to participate in company vision quests. It is insensitive for Xerox to use Native American culture in order to support creativity. First, it is insensitive toward Native Americans. Xerox is exploiting the culture for their own personal gains. Native Americans use vision quests to find a better self, not for the benefit of a corporate company. Xerox should encourage creative thinking, but should not go to such extremes to do so. Native Americans may find it culturally insensitive for corporate America to be streamlining their sacred traditions. Although employees may not be comfortable with the vision quests, they may feel pressured to participate in them. Mike Boggs should not participate in rituals that he does not feel comfortable with. He should know that there is a separation between personal spirituality and the work place. Mike should also voice his opinion to his superiors. There are probably many individuals in the company that have the same sentiments as him but are too afraid to speak up. Mike may be able to create a change and inspire all of his co-workers. Spirituality and the workplace should be two completely different entities. They should not mix or cross in any form or fashion. Doing such only causes discord and a feeling of being uncomfortable. Xerox is considerate for not forcing their employees to participate in vision quests, but as a company they should not be offered at all. Such a change would greatly benefit Xerox’s
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