This original and thought-provoking book takes a new approach to engaging with organizational theory and making sense of organizations. Consisting of seven plays written by the author, each is followed by a stimulating commentary by a noted scholar, exploring the wider contexts and values of applying theatre to organisational environments and management education. As the first work of this type in organisational theatre, this book will be of interest to scholars in the field of organisational learning, leadership training, art management, arts-based learning and creativity innovation. Alongside the scholarly discussion, the author provides the reader with the opportunity to experience the plays and apply them to education, research and the workplace.
Including seven plays and commentaries
Soft Targets- Capitalist Pigs- Blasphemy & Doubt- Cow Going Abstract- The Invisible Foot
The Age of Loneliness- Through the Reading Glasses
Steven S. Taylor is a Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Foisie Business School, USA. His research is focused in two areas, organizational aesthetics and reflective practice. Taylor is a founder of the field of Organizational Aesthetics, co-convenor of the bi-annual 'Art Management and Organization' conference and editor of the journal Organizational Aesthetics.
Introduction: Breakfast was my Idea (Steven S. Taylor).- Soft Targets: commentary by Dawn Elm and Sandra Waddock.- Capitalist Pigs: commentary by Melissa Baucus.- Blasphemy & Doubt: commentary by Aliki Nicolaides, Aftab Erfan and David McCallum.- Cow Going Abstract: commentary by Jan Rae.- The Invisible Foot: commentary by Peter Rivard and Rich Dejordy.- The Age of Loneliness: commentary by Allan Owens, Anne Pässilä and Tatiana Chemi.- Through the Reading Glasses: commentary by Carol H. Sawyer.- Conclusion: Using Plays (Steven S. Taylor).