Assessing the effects of religiosity and spirituality on HR practices at the workplace: A case of selected institutions at Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District

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This thesis looked at the main effects of religiosity and spirituality on human resource practices at the workplace. The objectives were to assess the practice of religiosity and spirituality, examine the extent to which religiosity affects employee performance, the benefits and challenges of integrating religiosity and spirituality into the workplace. Close-ended questionnaire was used to gather data with extra data from existing literature in printed materials and online texts. The SPSS computer software was used in analyzing the data. In all, a sample size of two hundred and twenty-one was selected for the study in the Ahafo-Ano South district. The benefits from religiosity and spirituality are that, individuals become whole in life, it breeds harmony at workplaces, workers are conscientious about their work, and workers respect each other. It makes workers complete humans in their lives. They develop positive attitude towards work, people and their superiors. The effects of religiosity and spirituality on employee performance include the fact that religiosity and spirituality affects employee performance positively. Employee performance is enhanced due to good attitudes and interpersonal relationships as they see work as Divine calling. The challenges of religiosity and spirituality are that major Human resource practices are affected by discrimination and religious conflicts normally disrupts activities at workplace. It is recommended that management must make religiosity and spirituality part of organisation’s strategies, make religious leaders’ committee part of organizational Organogram, educate workers on the issues of religiosity and spirituality and for the HR Manager regulate religious activities to ensure industrial harmony and higher productivity at various organizations and prevent the negative impacts like discrimination and conflicts from employee participation in religiosity and spirituality at workplaces.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Managerial Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HRM OPTION).