Organizational Spiritual Maturity (OSM): The Root of Workplace Well-Being

  • Adam S. FreerEmail author
  • Peter J. Robertson
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Creating sustainable workplace well-being (WWB) requires recognizing and addressing the root causes of WWB. This chapter argues that WWB is rooted in organizational spiritual maturity (OSM) and that organizations with greater OSM will naturally have greater WWB and vice versa. Further, it is argued that many inhibitors of WWB cannot be fully addressed without addressing the spiritual roots of problems by increasing OSM. Increasing OSM has the dual effect of increasing the desired positive aspects of WWB and reducing the factors that inhibit WWB. After, clarifying the concepts, the arguments are made in successive claims. This is followed by actions that can be taken to assess and increase OSM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health, Housing and Human ServicesClackamas CountyUSA
  2. 2.USC Price School of Public PolicyLos AngelesUSA

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