A Heideggerian perspective on the relationship between care and technique in management, nursing and leadership

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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between care and technique in management from the perspective of Martin Heidegger's hermeneutic phenomenology as elaborated by Benner and Wrubel in their work: The Primacy of Caring: Stress and Coping in Health and Illness (1989). In this work they compare the role of technique and caring in nursing from a Heideggerian perspective claiming that in effective nursing care underpins technique, is the basis for noticing problems and for setting up coping options for responding to problems. Based on the views of Henry Mintzberg this paper shows how the function of care as being the basis for noting and setting up coping options is essential to management and thus that caring needs to underpin technique in developing effective management practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd ANZAM Conference 2009
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsNicholas Beaumont
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1863081577
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009) - Melbourne
Duration: 1 Dec 20094 Dec 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009)
CityMelbourne
Period1/12/094/12/09

Keywords

  • Heidegger
  • care
  • technique
  • managing
  • worry
  • resolve

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