Emotional and Spiritual Knowledge

Part of the Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning book series (IAKM, volume 5)


Project Management is a rational construct based on rational knowledge and intelligence, and on the fundamental idea that any objective can be achieved if there is an algorithmic structure of activities and an adequate managerial process. However, any project is implemented by people and that means that their work cannot be reduced to only rationality and economics. Enterprise is more important than economics, and rational knowledge should be complemented by emotional and spiritual knowledge. The purpose of this chapter is to present the main concepts and ideas of emotional and spiritual knowledge and the way they integrate into Project Management. After explaining the role of metaphors in understanding the concept of knowledge, the chapter presents the basic ideas of emotional knowledge as the wordless expression of our body when interacts with the environment. Then, spirituality and spiritual knowledge are explained as an expression of understanding our existence and work necessity. Finally, the chapter introduces three practical examples of integrating emotional and spiritual knowledge in the managerial knowledge field.


Knowledge Emotional knowledge Spiritual knowledge Energy metaphor 


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  1. 1.Bucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania

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