Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change

Jouko Myllyoja, Tapio Koivisto

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Abstract

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, Finland
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Pages249-252
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-265-392-5
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-391-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event3rd Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C 2013 - Lahti, Finland
Duration: 18 Jun 201320 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference3rd Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C 2013
Abbreviated titlePIN-C 2013
CountryFinland
CityLahti
Period18/06/1320/06/13

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Keywords

  • improvisation
  • organizational development
  • organizational change
  • applied theatre

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Myllyoja, J., & Koivisto, T. (2013). Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change. In H. Melkas, & J. Buur (Eds.), Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013 (pp. 249-252). Lappeenranta, Finland: Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Myllyoja, Jouko ; Koivisto, Tapio. / Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change. Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013. editor / Helinä Melkas ; Jacob Buur. Lappeenranta, Finland : Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2013. pp. 249-252
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Myllyoja, J & Koivisto, T 2013, Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change. in H Melkas & J Buur (eds), Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland, pp. 249-252, 3rd Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C 2013, Lahti, Finland, 18/06/13.

Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change. / Myllyoja, Jouko; Koivisto, Tapio.

Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013. ed. / Helinä Melkas; Jacob Buur. Lappeenranta, Finland : Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2013. p. 249-252.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Myllyoja J, Koivisto T. Improvisation in supporting organizational development and change. In Melkas H, Buur J, editors, Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C 2013. Lappeenranta, Finland: Lappeenranta University of Technology. 2013. p. 249-252