ABSTRACT

The final source of spirituality to be considered is the workplace itself where there has been something of a movement to find a spiritual dimension in the work people do for a living. The great majority of people spend most of their waking hours working, making the work people do and the environment in which it is done of great importance. The concept we have of ourselves as human beings is largely shaped by our work activity and what we do there affects our lives outside of the work environment. We seek satisfaction through our work, have an intrinsic drive to grow, and, for the most part, desire opportunities to learn new things and advance ourselves. We want to find meaning in our work since it takes up such a great portion of our time, and this meaningfulness carries over into our personal lives and makes us feel better about ourselves and our interactions with other people. 1