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Workplace Spirituality and Creativity

  • Anthony A. Olalere
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Abstract

Recent developments like globalization, women empowerment, workplace diversity, and workplace flexibility have helped to engender the conversations on the impact of workplace spirituality on organizational performance. This has increased the curiosity on the role of workplace spirituality to organizational output and performance. Despite the many benefits of workplace spirituality, organizations are face with the challenge of the need to develop a business model that will improve workers inner life and social responsibility without decimating on core goals like financial growth, profitability and organizational performance. This chapter examines the impact workplace spirituality has on employee creativity and how this fosters employee productivity and output. With very little literature connecting workplace spirituality to creativity, this study identifies certain workplace spirituality constructs like wholeness, inner life, freedom, actualization and intrinsic motivation. Using the Structural Equation Model of Partial Least Square, it employs the construct of intrinsic motivation to examine how it fosters creativity in a higher education organization. The result showed a positive influence with implications on practice, research and policy implementation.

Keywords

Workplace Creativity Workplace spirituality Intrinsic motivation Organizational performance 

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  • Anthony A. Olalere
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  1. 1.Sunrose Consulting LLCCharlestonUSA

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