The spiritual identity of an organization is very much an organic and dynamic phenomenon. That is well illustrated in this case study of the Geert Groote Institite at Windesheim University in the Netherlands. It shows that the spiritual identity lives in the hearts of all the students, teachers, managers and support staff. It comes alive in conversation about heart-felt concerns. When nourished, it is tangibly present in an organization, yet when neglected it can get overrun by procedures, structures and managerial issues. Keeping spirituality alive in an organizational context means protecting its intangible nature. The challenge is to develop techniques throughout the organization to connect the immaterial with the material in a way that doesn’t smother the spirit.
You can read the whole case study here.