Impact of Spirituality in Management: A Review

Impact of Spirituality in Management: A Review

Geeta Sachdeva (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9893-0.ch001

Abstract

In today's times, we live in the changeover period between the ancient meaning of work as subsistence and the new meaning of work as a livelihood. Novel management methods and new organizational systems are necessary to keep up with this emergent context. Spirituality in the workplace states that personnel seek nourishment for both the extents, i.e. their vertical and horizontal, extents of their spirituality at work. It is about people and organizations perceiving work as a spiritual pathway, as a chance to cultivate and to do something for humanity. It is all about care, empathy, and sustenance of others, about truthfulness and persons being truthful to themselves and others, endeavoring to live their values more effusively while performing their work. The present chapter stresses the impact of spirituality in management. The study concludes that for any organization to run efficiently, spirituality is the core to attain happiness, contentment, and success at the same time.
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Conceptual Meaning Of Workplace Spirituality

Spirituality is all about persons and organizations taking job as a spiritual path, as a prospect to cultivate and to do something for society in an important manner. It is about care, empathy and sustenance of others; about honesty and individuals being real to them and others.

Workplace spirituality as the acknowledgement of employee’s internal life that nurtures and is nurtured by significant work and takes place in the perspective of community (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000). The International Center for Spirit at Work (Wikipedia, 2011) defines that spirituality is a state or experience, which could offer persons with direction or meaning, or could deliver feelings of sympathetic, sustenance, internal completeness or connectedness.

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