Gibb, S. (2004) Arts-based training in management development: the use of improvisational theatre. Journal of Management Development, 23 (8). pp. 741-750.
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This paper describes and critically evaluates the use of Arts-Based Training (ABT) by exploring a case involving the use of improvisational theatre techniques as an element of management development. Claims that these techniques can be an effective means of achieving management development, as they succeed in involving managers in exploring problems and developing solutions to them at a deep rather than superficial level, while also motivating managers to “sort out” problems following development experiences, are investigated using a case study. The validity of improvisational theatre techniques, as an example of ABT in practice, needs to be balanced with a more critical appreciation of the limitations of such approaches.
|Keywords:||theatre, arts-based training, human resource management, Management. Industrial Management, Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), History|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management|
|Depositing user:||Dr Stephen Gibb|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2010 10:48|
|Last modified:||04 Sep 2014 20:37|
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