Stewardship

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In general stewardship is responsibility for taking good care of resources entrusted to one.

Stewardship in industry

  • For example, product stewardship.

Stewardship of the environment

  • For example, protecting the environment through recycling, conservation, and regeneration.

Stewardship in organizations

  • In an organizational context, stewardship refers to management's responsibility to properly utilize and develop the talents of the members.

For more in depth detail, see, in Organizational development, the pages on - talent identification and management - succession planning - employee development - performance improvement

Stewardship in Islam

Stewardship in Christianity

  • In a Christian context, stewardship refers to the responsibility that Christians have for the gifts that God has bestowed. In some settings, stewardship is operationalized as time, talent and treasure. An example of Stewardship is in Genisis chapter 2 vs 15. The verse teaches that humans (via stewardship) are responsible for nature. However humans are not permitted to directly control nature (domination). They have to 'go through God' which is classed as dominion. Since the late 1970s, small groups of conservative Christians have challenged the primary view of stewardhsip, and urged various forms of Dominionism.

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