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Phenomenology and Integral Pheno‐Practice of Embodied Well‐Be(com)ing in Organisations

Phenomenology and Integral Pheno‐Practice of Embodied Well‐Be(com)ing in Organisations Aiming for developing a comprehensive understanding this paper investigates the multidimensional phenomenon of well‐being in organizations as an embodied and integral process from a phenomenological perspective. In particular, the paper will show how the advanced phenomenology of Merleau‐Ponty (1962, 1964) can help to render an extended understanding of the ‘incorporated’ dimensions of well‐being. Phenomenologically organizations will be understood as situated in an embodied life‐world in which well‐being takes place. Based on this phenomenological understanding, the article proposes an integral pheno‐practice of well‐being, by which the interior and exterior dimension as well as individual and collective spheres of well‐being and its interconnected processes are integrated. For overcoming a dualistic orientation, then a processual turn is suggested, allowing a decentred perspective of well‐be(com)ing as an emerging and inter‐relational event and accomplishment. In addition to some practical effects and implications by concluding some perspectives of further research of an integral well‐be(com)ing are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Culture and Organization Taylor & Francis

Phenomenology and Integral Pheno‐Practice of Embodied Well‐Be(com)ing in Organisations

Culture and Organization , Volume 11 (3): 12 – Sep 1, 2005
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Taylor & Francis
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1477-2760
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1475-9551
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10.1080/14759550500204142
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Abstract

Aiming for developing a comprehensive understanding this paper investigates the multidimensional phenomenon of well‐being in organizations as an embodied and integral process from a phenomenological perspective. In particular, the paper will show how the advanced phenomenology of Merleau‐Ponty (1962, 1964) can help to render an extended understanding of the ‘incorporated’ dimensions of well‐being. Phenomenologically organizations will be understood as situated in an embodied life‐world in which well‐being takes place. Based on this phenomenological understanding, the article proposes an integral pheno‐practice of well‐being, by which the interior and exterior dimension as well as individual and collective spheres of well‐being and its interconnected processes are integrated. For overcoming a dualistic orientation, then a processual turn is suggested, allowing a decentred perspective of well‐be(com)ing as an emerging and inter‐relational event and accomplishment. In addition to some practical effects and implications by concluding some perspectives of further research of an integral well‐be(com)ing are discussed.

Journal

Culture and OrganizationTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 1, 2005

Keywords: Phenomenology; Well‐being; Body; Embodiment; Integral Model; Pheno‐Practice

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