The spiritual identity of projects



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Sense, A. & Fernando, M. (2011). The spiritual identity of projects. International Journal of Project Management, 29 (5), 504-513.


In this qualitative paper, we discuss the spiritual identity of projects by examining how participants in a project setting develop a deep connection with a project, its purpose and with others, and become inspired into action. We demonstrate how projects can be particularly instrumental in facilitating workplace spirituality, and identify the overarching and perceptually elusive outcomes of experiencing project workplace spirituality at the individual, project team and organizational levels. These outcomes, involving connectedness, well-being, generative self-growth, and leadership strategies suggest that pragmatic organizational attention directed towards the personal and social complexities within projects is of paramount importance. Built on the analysis provided in this paper, we present a conceptual research framework to further explore this project phenomenon.

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