Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155322
Authors: 
Berthoin Antal, Ariane
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Editor:] Örtenblad, Anders [Title:] Handbook of research on management ideas and panaceas: adaptation and context [ISBN:] 978-1-78347-560-5 [Series:] Research handbooks in business and management series [Place:] Cheltenham; Northampton, MA [Publisher:] Edward Elgar [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 320-337
Abstract: 
Did the 2011 announcement by The Economist that ‘business has much to learn from the arts’ signal another short-lived management fad? Or might it mean that artistic interventions have entered the mainstream so that working with people, products and practices from the world of the arts can help employees to generate meaningful improvements in organizations and society? This chapter draws on multi-stakeholder research to frame the potential for organizational learning with artists, highlighting how they can complement consultants in contextualizing such processes. Three cases illustrate how artistic interventions can offer an aesthetically-aware approach to contextualizing organizational learning. The chapter identifies essential preconditions, namely (a) that managers conceive of artists as partners rather than as suppliers, and of themselves as co-learners with the employees and artists rather than as paymasters and controllers, and (b) that they communicate the value they attach to the process in both word and deed.
Subjects: 
art
intervention
organizations
enterprise
firm
artist
learning organization
organizational culture
cultural economy
learning organization
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Submitted version (preprint)
Document Type: 
Book Part

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