Linking community and spirit: a commentary and some propositions
Journal/Book: J Organ Change Manage. 1999; 12: 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford Bd8 9by, W Yorkshire, England. Mcb Univ Press Ltd. 332-344.
Abstract: This paper argues that community is a necessary element of spirituality. Community is based on connectedness and a healthy interdependence. Using Wilber's integrative framework I argue for three propositions linking community and spirituality: People need to belong to communities where they can make meaningful contributions building a better world; organizational prosperity and survival depend on building in structures and relationships that permit people to make meaningful contributions and fulfill the fundamentally spiritual need for community and we need collaboration as much as competition to survive as the interconnectedness of the world grows more apparent.
Note: Article Waddock SA, Carroll Sch Management, Boston Coll, Chestnut Hill,MA USA
Keyword(s): belief; integration; participation; society; groups