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Spirituality

Antoaneta T., Anani M., & Jose I.

Introduction
Spirituality vs. religion
Spirituality is an inner, private process while religion is an
outward, public one(Manning, 2013).
Chapter addresses the manifestation of spirituality in an
organizational setting, and how the practice of spirituality can
impact our personal and work lives.
Spirituality as a proponent and enabler of healthy psychology.
Spirituality can manifest differently in diverse institution types.
Various principles and processes of the spirituality
perspective will be adapted differently contingent upon the
organization type.

Organizational Functioning
Spiritual Intelligence
It is by seeking meaning in our lives and acting in
accordance with our deepest values that we can
commit ourselves to lives of service based on the
capacity that we are best suited to, whatever we
choose to do personally or professionally.
Ex: a calling to serve inHigher Education

When organizations link service and meaning


making their purposes rise to the level of

Vision
Commitment

Legacy

therefore
Internal Motivators
Exploration

Replaces

Cooperation
Self & Situational Mastery
Creativity
Service to others

External Motivators
Motivators of fear
Greed
Anger
Self-Serving

Soul and Spirit


Briskins work can assist higher education faculty and administrators to
realize that human beings bring all of themselves to an organization.

Upper World in Higher


Education
Patient
Perfect
Visionary
Always correct
Optimistic
Collaborative

Shadow Side of Higher Education


Impatient
Overworked
Burned out
Bored
Unable to set limits
Controlling

Vision: Is only possible when viewed as a whole


Interrelationships: Have infrastructures that encourage and build
on relationships, relationships between leaders and employees,
between employees and their colleagues, between divisions and
functional groups, between structures themselves and will build
infrastructures that will encourage exchange and dialogue.
Leadership: Is concerned with the creative process of the team, an
less with the structure imposed in advance of the project, goal, or
purpose being pursued.

Power

Insight & Inventiveness.

Love what you do to be the best


you can be.

Core from one self (video).

Power + spirituality = force

Strengths and Weaknesses

Meaning Making =

Human Productivity

Sense of accomplishment

Satisfaction is unleashed

Next

Faculty divided in disciplines

Administrators = bureaucratic
operations

Students know their place in


HES?

Mind, body, heart, and soul


(Holistic Approach)

Higher educations mission of


self, intellectual, and personal
development.

Source:
Manning, K. (2013). Organizational theory in higher education. New York, NY: Routledge