Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

19 p.

Publication Date

3-2006

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Communication Studies

Source ISSN

1051-0974

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/10510970500483371

Abstract

At the same time that organizational communication and management scholars are focusing attention on trends of spirituality in the workplace, faith-based organizations are taking up the question of how they might maintain a distinct spiritual identity. For these institutions, communicating mission becomes the defining feature of institutional identity. Explicitly religious organizations provide a venue for understanding the implications of incorporating spirituality in organizational discourse. This empirical study explores a mission-building conference and examines the ways in which communicating a spiritual mission simultaneously enriches and constrains both the individual members and the organizations as a whole.

Comments

Accepted version. Communication Studies, Vol. 57, No. 1 (March 2006), DOI. © Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 2006. Used with permission.

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