Arts based training in Management Development: improvisational theatre

S. Gibb

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages741-750
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Management Development
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • creative thinking
  • leadership
  • theatre
  • training
  • management science
  • human resource management

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