Exploring interlinkage between spiritual leadership and sustainable workplace: A conceptual discussion

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Marcela Pardo
Tatiana Ghedine
Daniela Nunes


Although organizations are aware of the 17 goals proposed by the 2030 UN Agenda, there is little understanding of how to achieve sustainability. In this context, it is believed that spiritual leadership (SL) may be capable of directing initiatives to address sustainability challenges in organizations, by promoting a sustainable workplace. Thus, this theoretical essay aims to understand the connection between SL and the development of a sustainable workplace. We bring three contributions: it demonstrates how SL can be considered a driving force for organizational sustainability; we explain how SL impacts not only at an individual level but also on teams and the organization as a whole, through spiritual well-being, leading to commitment and productivity; we propose a conceptual scheme showing how the previous findings form a sustainable workplace promoted by SL. Given the scarcity of such theoretical insights in the existing literature, our contributions represent an opportunity to advance knowledge on this research topic, paving the way for future empirical investigations.


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PARDO, M.; GHEDINE, T.; NUNES, D. Exploring interlinkage between spiritual leadership and sustainable workplace: A conceptual discussion . RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 64, n. 4, p. e2023–0110, 2024. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020240402. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/91257. Acesso em: 19 jun. 2024.


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