Title: Workplace spirituality and burnout

Authors: Santosh Kumar Sharma; Ankita Sharma

Addresses: Human Resource Management Area, Indian Institute of Management, Jammu, India ' Department of Management and Humanities, NIT Hamirpur (HP), India

Abstract: In the contemporary corporate and management world, the concept of 'spirituality at workplace' or popularly known as 'workplace spirituality' has received a global attention as a positive organisational phenomenon. The extant literature related to this concept indicates that there could be several consequences of infusing spirituality at workplace like organisational commitment, enhanced performance, increased productivity, managerial effectiveness, employee well-being, stress resiliency, and others. However, literature is silent on explaining the linkage of workplace spirituality with employee's burnout which is emerging as a vital organisational issue. This was the key motivation which energised us to empirically examine the role of workplace spirituality in handling burnout (excessive stressful situations) which is generally raised out of increasing complexities in our professional and personal life. We collected the data through questionnaire-based surveys in a sample of 132 employees working in service sector organisations across North India and carried out further statistical analyses with the help of SPSS software. The findings of the study divulge the fact that the concept of 'workplace spirituality' could be recognised as an important predictor of organisational outcomes which are affected by employee's burnout. Implications, limitations, further research directions, and conclusions have been discussed.

Keywords: service sector; burnout; workplace spirituality; WPS; healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBHR.2018.091259

International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2018 Vol.6 No.2, pp.136 - 148

Received: 26 Aug 2016
Accepted: 27 May 2017

Published online: 13 Apr 2018 *

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