The first part of this book addresses the development of all forms of communities and groups that come into existence with a spiritual/cultural aim. The author outlines the stages they grow through and the evolving inner dynamics that occur and emphasizes the “moral technique” that those involved must share if the community is truly to succeed. The second half offers further directions and insights on community working out of Lievegoed’s long experience and inner development. More and more, the need to “do something” about relationships and management processes within spiritual/cultural institutions is being recognized, and Lievegoed indicates the community structures, decision-making processes, and approaches to staff training through which people can truly work together.
About the Author
Bernard Lievegoed was a distinguished physician, educator, and industrial psychologist. He founded the NPI, which pioneered new approaches to business management. For his book Man on the Threshold, Professor Lievegoed was awarded the Golden Quill literary award of the Netherlands Publishers’ Association. He died in 1992.