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A spirited workplace: Employee perspectives on the meaning of workplace spirituality

Christian L. van Tonder, Priyal Ramdass
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 7, No 1 | a207 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v7i1.207 | © 2009 Christian L. van Tonder, Priyal Ramdass | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 March 2009 | Published: 13 November 2009

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Christian L. van Tonder, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Priyal Ramdass, University of Johannesburg

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Although views on the nature of workplace spirituality abound, the meaning of the concept and its relatedness to other organisational constructs are everything but clear. Using a qualitative approach, the current study set out to explore the meaning of workplace spirituality among a group comprising 31 employees of a South African manufacturing concern. The findings derived through content analysis align well with literature perspectives on the phenomenon. The findings however also reveal that employee awareness and understanding of workplace spirituality are limited.


spirit at work; spirituality; workplace spirituality; religion; spiritual and religious expression at work (SRW)


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