Organizational Accompaniment Overview
Leaders take the first step toward an organizational accompaniment project when they decide to act on the belief that transformative change that is undergirded by spirituality will be helpful for their organization.
Given their influence, we ask leaders to support their organization’s transformation by committing to their own transformation. This pairing helps leadership structures change alongside the rest of the organization and increases the chance that changes will be sustained.
Organizational Accompaniment projects include on-going accompaniment and follow these primary steps:
Framework for Organizational Spiritual Formation
While every engagement is customized, our engagements frequently draw from this framework of organizational spiritual formation:
- Amplify Spirit – promote awareness, openness, and responsiveness to the presence and guidance of Spirit
- Encourage Faithfulness – contribute to the realization of higher purposes by discerning the organization’s vocation then aligning leadership structures and organizational culture with it
- Build Capacity for Spirit – cultivate working relationships that nurture spiritual growth by promoting positive relationships with work and among co-workers
- Reduce Obstacles to Spirit – cultivate working relationships that nurture spiritual growth by reducing the frequency of difficult or harmful experiences in the workplace and promoting recovery from them
In particular, Organizational Accompaniment projects typically focus on one or more of these building blocks:
Model of Workplace Spirituality
Note: The three wedges correspond to the four dimensions of organizational spiritual formation. The purple piece of the pie integrates the red and blue sections shown above.
Our approach draws from the contemplative Christian tradition yet supports the spiritual needs of diverse and secular organizations.