Spirituality and performance in organizations: A literature review

Karakas, Fahri (2010) Spirituality and performance in organizations: A literature review. Journal of Business Ethics, 94 (1). pp. 89-106.

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review spirituality at work literature and to explore how spirituality improves employees’ performances and organizational effectiveness. The article reviews about 140 articles on workplace spirituality to review their findings on how spirituality supports organizational performance. Three different perspectives are introduced on how spirituality benefits employees and supports organizational performance based on the extant literature: (a) Spirituality enhances employee well-being and quality of life; (b) Spirituality provides employees a sense of purpose and meaning at work; (c) Spirituality provides employees a sense of terconnectedness and community. The article introduces potential benefits and caveats of bringing spirituality into the workplace; providing recommendations and suggestions for practitioners to incorporate spirituality positively in organizations.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 12:14
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 04:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/39162
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-009-0251-5

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