Improvisational theatre as team development intervention for climate for work group innovation

dc.contributor.authorKirsten, Burgert
dc.contributor.authorDu Preez, Ronel
dc.identifier.citationKirsten, B. & du Preez, R. 2010. Improvisational theatre as team development intervention for climate for work group innovation. SA Journal for Industrial Psychology, 36(1):1-9. doi: 10.4102/sajip.v36i1.862en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-5200 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2071-0763 (online)
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dc.description.abstractOrientation: Changes in business environments have resulted in a need for the development of innovative teams. Improvisational theatre as a technique could contribute to the understanding of how individuals can work together and be innovative. Research purpose and motivation: This study evaluates the influence of a team development intervention utilising improvisational theatre exercises on innovative work group climate. Research design, approach and method: A quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design was employed with an experimental group and a control group from a healthcare managerial division. Main findings: Repeated-measures ANOVA results indicated that for innovative work group climate as a whole, as well as for three of its factors, namely participative safety, vision, and task orientation, the experimental group’s scores improved significantly (p < 0.05). Support for innovation did not show significant differences. Practical/Managerial implications: This research has shown that improvisational theatre is a team development tool that can be used to assist work teams in creating a climate for innovation. Contribution/value-add: This study extends the body of knowledge in the field of team building and highlights the contribution that improvisational theatre can make toward the development of work teamsen_ZA
dc.format.extent9 p. : ill.
dc.publisherAOSIS OpenJournalsen_ZA
dc.subjectEmployees -- Training ofen_ZA
dc.subjectImprovisational theatreen_ZA
dc.subjectTeams in the workplaceen_ZA
dc.subjectCreative abilityen_ZA
dc.subjectImprovisation (Acting)en_ZA
dc.titleImprovisational theatre as team development intervention for climate for work group innovationen_ZA
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