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Spirituality Physiognomies and Work-Team Effectiveness: An Examination into Private Healthcare System in Nigeria

G.C. Aguma and F.B. Tende

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Aguma, G.C., and Tende, F.B., 2020. Spirituality Physiognomies and Work-Team Effectiveness: An Examination into Private Healthcare System in Nigeria. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 2(2), pp.59-66.


Spirituality at work induces compassion, mindful consciousness, and collaboration in pursuit of transcendence and meaningful work-life. Work-teams that are spirituality sensitive can easily collaborate to achieve predetermined organizational objectives. This study investigated the correlation between workplace spirituality and team effectiveness of Private Hospitals within Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. 20 private hospitals were placed under review; out of which 47 medical teams were identified, studied, adopted as the sample size, and administered copies of the questionnaire. The outcome was analyzed using The Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient was used via SPSS. Based on the outcome of the analysis, it was recommended that; Management of private hospitals should encourage meaningful work and show in influencing personnel to invest themselves into work roles, thereby interacting with one another within the work-frame. Personnel would most likely experience vigor in their work activities which will encourage passion and commitment through meaningful work. Value alignment may somewhat have tangible benefits concerning intergroup interaction like high service quality, excellence, and market leadership, and should be encouraged. Value alignment may also proffer intangible solutions such as increased quality, productivity, and efficiency to problems of the firm and induce passion and commitment in the firm. Workplace spirituality tends to create a positive, ripple-like effect that could lead to team effectiveness and result in firm overall performance.

Keywords: Workplace Spirituality, Passion and Commitment, Intergroup Relations, Value Alignment, Meaningful Work, and Team Effectiveness.


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