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The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior :
Investigating the Impact of Workplace Spirituality on Ethical Climate
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Lately, there has been a shift of focus to the modern workplace championing the role of spirituality in improving organizations, markets and economies, and subsequently all of society. Work is no longer seen as a means to earn money. Individuals are in the quest for finding meaning, connection, fulfillment and nourishment at work. It is found that allowing and encouraging spirituality in the workplace leads to improved ethical behavior at a personal level and an enhanced ethical climate at the organizational level. The study found that workplace spirituality of the teachers and ethical climate in the schools are strongly related with each other. Workplace spirituality is also found to have an effect on ethical climate. The study also proved that there is no influence of demographic variables on workplace spirituality and ethical climate.

 
 
 

Rising interest in the concepts of sustainability and ethics has made many organizations introduce ways to cultivate the same among the employees. Researchers have pointed out that “business is, above all, a social activity” with mutual stakeholder responsibilities (Solomon, 1992). A business organization should be concerned with the wellbeing of all stakeholders. This thought has led to the recognition of the need for a reinvention of the ultimate mission and purpose of modern organizations. The focus on sustainability has brought about a change in the culture of organizations. Embedding the concept of sustainability in the culture of the organization ensures its success in the years to come. A total change in the shaping of organizational culture and climate affects the entire system. The nature of the work, the working atmosphere, the relationships, the procedure, each and every element undergoes a drastic change. This, along with the changing outlook of the individuals towards their work and workplace, gives rise to several important concepts that are beneficial to the organization as well as the individuals.

 
 
 

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