Why does it matter?
While we have improved communication more than ever, employees have fewer trusting relationships at present, they are highly mobile, do not live near their nuclear families, and will not bring sensitive personal issues to their supervisor, to HR or management.
Moreover, even if you set up a Christ-centered business, many employees find it hard to connect their spiritual walk with their work. They struggle with the Sacred-Secular Divide, with confusion around facts (science) and beliefs (religion). As a result, the gospel becomes only a bus ticket to heaven and, except for a few private religious moments, has minimal effect on how Christians live their lives at work. They have lost sight of work as God's primary means of prospering his creation (Gen. 1:28). They missed the opportunity to be salt and light in the public square and help shape the culture around them in a positive way [see this article).
Today more than ever Christians in the marketplace are [un]intentionally engaging in corrupt behavior such as bribery, fraud, conflict between co-workers and supervisors, etc. creating a bad working atmosphere, a subject of job dissatisfaction, stress, loss of business and eventually losing track of one's divine mission in the marketplace.
What will our chaplains help with?