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Title: Spiritual behaviour in the workplace as a topic for research
Authors: Hernández López, Lidia Esther 
Ramos Ramos, Rosario 
Ramos Ramos, Sergio 
UNESCO Clasification: 531104 Organización de recursos humanos
Keywords: Spiritual behaviour
Contingency approach
Issue Date: 2009
Journal: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion 
Abstract: Spirituality at work is a fascinating and complex variable. It is linked to findings for business management such that it makes organizations grow faster, increases efficiency, enhances organizational performance, improves communication and a greater sense of team and community, and is related positively to employee's attitudes towards their work. Consequently, more employers are encouraging the expression of spirituality in the workplace as a way to boost loyalty and increase morale. However, there is empirical evidence that runs contrary to the common assertion of employees that they desire or expect organizational and supervisory involvement in their spirituality in the workplace. With the aim of specifying the construct of spirituality at work, the article proposes a theoretical approach that assumes that spirituality in the workplace is not independent of environmental influence. It investigates the various processes and elements that interact at individual, organizational, and societal levels.
ISSN: 1476-6086
DOI: 10.1080/14766080903290119
Source: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion [ISSN 1476-6086], v. 6 (4), p. 273-285, (2009)
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