A Study on Workplace Spirituality

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spiritualityA STUDY ON THE WORKPLACE SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE, COMMITMENT AND PERFORMANCE

ABSTRACT
As now a day’s employee’s spirituality in organizations are very important issues in the area of management and organizations. Years ago people were wanted to put their spiritual existence behind the door before entering the workplace, but nowadays, separating work life from spiritual life reduces employee’s morale and these two cannot be separate and people like being with their whole (physical, mental and spiritual) at their workplace. That is why spirituality is being identified as an element in organization by researches. The available evidence from research done in (IT) industry, the model was tested with a survey sample (n=200). This shows that the employee’s perception of spiritual elements causes the prevalence of the level of commitment at work. It shows how five dimensions of workplace spirituality (team’s sense of community, alignment with organizational values, sense of contribution to society, enjoyment at work, and opportunities for inner life) predict affective, normative and continuance commitment, as well as individual productivity.

INTRODUCTION
Spirituality in the workplace is about people who perceive themselves as spirited beings, whose spirits desire and need to be energized through work. It is about experiencing real purpose and meaning at work beyond paychecks and performance reviews. Spirituality is about people sharing and experiencing some common attachment, attraction, and togetherness with each other within their work unit and the organization as a whole. It is a continuing search for meaning and purpose in life. The core of spirituality is about people sharing and experiencing some common attachment, attraction, and togetherness within their work unit and the organization as a whole. The research areas imply the necessity of incorporating spirituality into the workplace in order to enhance worker motivation, organizational performance, and job satisfaction.

NEED FOR THE STUDY
In this millennium, employees are questioning the relationship between spirituality and their work and for this reason they are seeking work that is inspiring and meaningful. In addition, they are searching for a way to connect their work lives with their spiritual life. It is that they are in a challenging interaction with their jobs that sometimes adds no value to their lives spirituality or otherwise It is observed that some employees are demoralized and experiencing spiritual disorientation as a result of the downsizing, reengineering and layoffs that occurred in the last two decades A growing number of companies are setting off on spiritual journey. It’s not about bringing religion into their workplace but, rather the spirituality movement in the organization is an attempt to create a sense of meaning and purpose at work and connection between organization and its employees.

On the other hand, for many years the concept of organizational commitment provided the Means to develop theory in relation to organization – employee relationships but more recently, however, other types of work related commitments have been identified as having importance to the organization – employee relationship. As the contingent workforce grows, employee commitment may be shifting from organization to profession. The ultimate goal of this research was to examine the relationships of the variables that would lead to further growth in employee development, increased job performance, lower and employee retention as they relate to organizational goals and strategies.

REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Literature on workplace spiritually is prolific. However, empirical research on the topic is still scarce. This paper aims to counter this scarcity. It shows how five dimensions of workplace spirituality predict affective, normative and continuance commitment, as well as individual...
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