Self-Spirituality in Organizations: A Review of Qualitative Research

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This review focuses on the incorporation of self-spirituality and mindfulness into secular institutions such as for-profit organizations, as well as into public and private healthcare organizations. The review considers research into the value of self-spirituality and the reasons for organizational rejection, or acceptance as a response to manifestations of self-spirituality; research proposing frameworks for analyzing modes of incorporating self-spirituality into organizations; and research into the enactment of self-spirituality in different sectors. Thestress, workplacereviewa reinforcedshowsdemands, IP: thatcapacity individualsand for coping Delivered improvedreported On: Mon, withabyreductionchallenging 13 workplace Ingenta May in 2024 communication. The review also argues that the encounter of organizations with self-spirituality is shaped by, and reenforces, existing social forces such as instrumentalism. At the same time, it generates alternative ideas and practices. At present, the capacity of self-spirituality to create transformation in organizations is limited, although specific practices (e.g., mindfulness) can be more influential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-425
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 May 2024


  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • New Age
  • organizations
  • review
  • Spirituality
  • workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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