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

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dc.contributor.author Kirsten, Burgert
dc.contributor.author Du Preez, Ronel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T08:51:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-01T08:51:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.citation Kirsten, 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.v36i1.862 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-5200 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0763 (online)
dc.identifier.other doi:10.4102/sajip.v36i1.862
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19440
dc.description Original publication is available at http://www.sajip.co.za en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Orientation: 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 teams en_ZA
dc.format.extent 9 p. : ill.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.subject Employees -- Training of en_ZA
dc.subject Improvisational theatre en_ZA
dc.subject Teams in the workplace en_ZA
dc.subject Creative ability en_ZA
dc.subject Improvisation (Acting) en_ZA
dc.title Improvisational theatre as team development intervention for climate for work group innovation en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publisher's version en_ZA
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