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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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When Spaces Meet: Images of Spirituality and Organizing

Monika Kostera
School of Management, Warsaw University

2004 3 (3) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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The aim of this article is to propose a narrative (syntagmatic) theory of how a meeting between spirituality and organizing can occur. The theory is composed of fictive stories collected by me from various authors. It takes the form of another story, a kind of meta-story, authored by me. I look upon spirituality as awareness, and I associate it with smooth space in Deleuze and Guattari’s (1996) terminology. Organizing is to me an ongoing process, both based on and enabling communication, and I link it to more striated space. Authors were asked to think about a meeting between those spaces represented by minimal symbols and compose a story. I have organized the narratives according to their main plot and storyline into stories of clash, enclosure, merger, and experience. In the first the spaces conflict; in the second, one turns of to be part of the other; in the third they unite in another space; and in the last they co-construct a novel understanding. I then discuss the plots, the outcomes of the plots, and how the plots work to produce the outcome. Finally, I explore the symbolism of the encounter between spirituality and organizing, looking for possibilities of greater understanding and inspiration.

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APA style

When Spaces Meet: Images of Spirituality and Organizing. (2004). When Spaces Meet: Images of Spirituality and Organizing. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 3(3), 56-66. (Original work published 2004)

MLA style

„When Spaces Meet: Images Of Spirituality And Organizing”. 2004. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 3, nr 3, 2004, ss. 56-66.

Chicago style

„When Spaces Meet: Images Of Spirituality And Organizing”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 3, nr 3 (2004): 56-66.