The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical model aimed at understanding the impact that workplace spirituality (WS) has on team effectiveness.
A literature review uncovers aspects of the implications that WS has for organizations and how it is related to team effectiveness.
A theoretical model aimed at understanding the effect of WS on team effectiveness is presented. It is proposed that workplace spirituality is an element of the organizational culture and that it has an important effect on team effectiveness. In this sense, trust, creativity and respect are hightlighted as being important attributes presented in those organizations in which WS is encouraged.
With regard to limitations, other attributes such as communication or cooperation could also be considered for inclusion about spirituality in the workplace. Also, the concept of national culture could introduce important and interesting implications.
The paper contributes by analyzing the effects of WS on teams. Past literature had focused primarily on studying the impact of WS at the individual and organizational level.
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