African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4079

Full Length Research Paper

Clarifying spiritual values among organizational development personnel

  Akbar Husain and Aqeel Khan*    
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 6A99F3021450
  • Vol.4(2), pp. 278-281 , February 2010
  •  Accepted: 17 December 2009
  •  Published: 28 February 2010



Values lie at the core of all human behavior. Initially, it was believed that human behavior could be best explained in terms of one’s personality system, including needs, motives, beliefs, goals and attitudes. But eventually, the emphasis shifted towards values, as there are many aspects of human behavior that cannot be attributed to the former concepts, but where values play an important role. The authors believe that values make personnel life more meaningful and give them a sense of direction for organizational performance and development. In this article, the authors have discussed the sources of values, early assumptions about values, a value based approach to organizations and value assessment. Recommendations have also been offered for the human resource managers to inculcate spiritual values among personnel that may in turn be fruitful for organizational development.


Key words:   Spiritual values, organizational development.