Will It Work? Theatrical Rehearsal As Relational Form Giving Process
AbstractAt the beginning of the 21st century there is a growing interest in the renewal of current thinking about managing and organizing. This study joins that search for novelty with an exploration of what can be learned from the theatrical rehearsal for the development of new possibilities for organizational performance and design. What insights for organizational renewal emerge from the dynamics of the rehearsal as a practice of artful making? We describe the rehearsal around the four distinct organizing principles of responsiveness, workability, unsettledness and embodiment. Taken together these principles expand the existing repertoire for organizational and managerial practice. The rehearsal shows how to nurture form giving processes in organizations through which innovative performance alternatives can be shaped and performed Key words: organizational renewal, theatre and organization, managing as designing, organizational aes
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