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Column: Spirit@Work: This Place Hurts My Spirit!

Summary: Spirit, the sense of vitality or animating force, is an element often absent from organizations. Questions related to personal identity, authenticity, integrity, personal relationships, risk, purpose, and meaning are typically outside the normal purview of most organizations. Logical analysis and organization, strengths of the left side of the brain, are more often the goals of organizations. If nurturing the spirit is a desirable goal, what would it involve? The author explores how right brain features can be integrated along with left brain strengths at all organizational levels pertaining to governance style, interpersonal relations, and personal development.

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  • Topics: Change Management
  • Keywords: Interpersonal skills,Cultural change,Corporate culture,Organizational culture,Spiritual approaches
  • Author: Anderson, Paul
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation