Telling it how it really is?

Vickers, Margaret and Parris, Melissa 2006, Telling it how it really is?. In Preziosi, Robert C. (ed), 2006 Pfeiffer Annual : Human Resource Management, John Wiley & Sons Inc., San Francisco, CA, pp.119-139.

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Title Telling it how it really is?
Alternative title Telling it how it really Is? Life in organizations revealed using Heideggerian phenomenology
Author(s) Vickers, Margaret
Parris, MelissaORCID iD for Parris, Melissa
Title of book 2006 Pfeiffer Annual : Human Resource Management
Editor(s) Preziosi, Robert C.
Publication date 2006
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 17
Start page 119
End page 139
Total pages 21
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Keyword(s) human resource management
Heideggerian phenomenology
Summary Heideggerian phenomenology is expounded here as a qualitative methodology of value in researching "how things really are" in organizational life. It is a methodology, and a philosophy, that recognizes a priori the value of the subjective, lived experience of the individual, and the physical, sociological, and psychological phenomena that come together to create a life-world. In this paper, the authors present three cases where this methodology successfully revealed the employee's reality. Stories about working in teams, being downsized, and having an unseen chronic illness at work are shared to demonstrate the ability of Heideggerian phenomenology to reveal how life really is in organizations. The benefit for HR practitioners and managers is an increased understanding of and, hence, ability to address these sensitive and often unspoken aspects of organizational life.
ISBN 9780787978242
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2006, John Wiley & Sons
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