Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change

Jouko Myllyoja, Tapio Koivisto

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    The paper reviews the implementation, observed effects and further possibilities of the Improvise! -project carried out between in 2010 - 2011 (see research report Koivisto & Myllyoja, 2011). The project was designed by improvisation theatre Stella Polaris (2013) and research organization VTT together. The goal of the project was to develop internal and external communication capabilities of the involved organizations, wherein improved communication was seen as a route for organizational development and change. In this paper, a process description of the project is presented first. Another aim for a paper consists of assessments on impacts in three involved organizations. Thirdly, the possibilities for the applicability of conducted processes and created method are assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013
    EditorsHelinä Melkas, Jacob Buur
    Place of PublicationLappeenranta
    PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
    ISBN (Electronic)978-952-265-392-5
    ISBN (Print)978-952-265-391-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C 2013 - Lahti, Finland
    Duration: 18 Jun 201320 Jun 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports


    Conference3rd Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C 2013
    Abbreviated titlePIN-C 2013


    • improvisation
    • organizational development
    • organizational change
    • applied theatre


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