Sustainable Careers under Spiritual Leadership and Workplace Spirituality: A Subordinates’ Perspective during Covid 19

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Ali, H., Shahid, T., Timsal, A. and Naseer, S. 2023. Sustainable Careers under Spiritual Leadership and Workplace Spirituality: A Subordinates’ Perspective during Covid 19. Review of Applied Management and Social Sciences . 6 (1), pp. 89-103. https://doi.org/10.47067/ramss.v6i1.286
AuthorsAli, H., Shahid, T., Timsal, A. and Naseer, S.
Abstract

When engaging in career planning every employee tends to work towards achieving meaningful career success over time. Careers have also become a focal point due to the devastations of global pandemic on organizations and general public all around the world. Where it has halted functioning of different sectors such as tourism, airline or retail industry, yet health care industry has experienced increased workload on an already saturated and overburdened health sector of Pakistan. This research is conducted to examine the relationship between spiritual leadership, workplace spirituality and maintaining sustainable careers over time in health sector of Pakistan. Spiritual leadership enhances these dimensions. Workplace spirituality works as a promoter for exhibiting spiritual leadership styles at workplace. They strengthen employees by enhancing their self-fulfillment and by nourishing different streams of their careers goals. Sustainable career consist of work experiences assumed over time while providing meaning to the individual. It is measured through indicators of health, happiness and productivity in different dimensions of time, person and context. The present study examines relationship between spiritual leadership, workplace spirituality on maintaining sustainable careers during turbulent times of pandemic. The study was conducted in health sector of Multan, Pakistan. Data is collected through interviews and qualitative analysis is performed. Verbatim method is used to report the results for analysis purpose. Our findings attest that employees were generally satisfied with a spiritual workplace and spiritual leadership but their health, happiness and productivity were affected differently when dimensions of time, person and organizational’ context were changed. This study will contribute more insights for literature of sustainable career and spirituality at workplaces.

KeywordsSustainable Career; Spirituality ; Career Longevity
Year2023
JournalReview of Applied Management and Social Sciences
Journal citation6 (1), pp. 89-103
PublisherSPCRD Global Publishing
ISSN2708-2024
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.47067/ramss.v6i1.286
Web address (URL)http://ramss.spcrd.org/index.php/ramss/article/view/286
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Online26 Mar 2023
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Deposited01 Aug 2023
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