Posts Tagged ‘ Organizational phenomenology ’

Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, and “Essences”

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

  “It is one thing to sift the data of inner observation conceptually and to set them up as compounds, then to decompose these into ultimate ‘simple’ elements and to study through artificial variation by observation and experiment, the conditions and results of such combinations. It is quite another to describe and understand the units

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Englander: Empathy Training and the Primacy of the Other

Oct 15th, 2012 | By

Earlier this year I was invited to Volvo’s headquarters in Sweden to pilot my phenomenologically-based empathy training–afterwards, organizational consultants began to take an interest in what I was doing. Ahrenfelt, a well-known corporate consulting firm, invited me to give a talk at their yearly meeting in Stockholm. In preparing for such a talk outside of

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Englander: Organizational Phenomenology at Volvo

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

Empathy “is taken to disclose rather than establish intersubjectivity” (Zahavi, 2001, p. 154). 2012 marks the 10th year of my phenomenologically-based empathy training (Englander, submitted) and what better way to spend an anniversary than bringing a practical application of descriptive phenomenological psychology to the corporate world. In 2012 I was asked to pilot my empathy training with a

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