Translating, Deconstructing and Harmonising: Organisational Theatre and Organisational Polyphony

Stefan Meisiek, Linda Matula, Richard Badham

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The paper seeks to further the understanding of the potential of organisational theatre as an intervention in organisational development and change programs. It employs the concept of polyphony to support an analysis of the character and impact of organisational theatre processes. The findings of this paper rest on a longitudinal single-case study, which followed an organisational theatre process from its early development until follow-up stages at an innovative health care project over eighteen months. The analysis suggests that, while organisational theatre is able to provide multivocal and diverse debates and interpretations, the outcomes and effects of organisational theatre for individual participants largely depend on their perceived power status within the organisation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Jul 20145 Jul 2014
Conference number: 30
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ConferenceThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014
Number30
LocationRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period03/07/201405/07/2014
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Meisiek, S., Matula, L., & Badham, R. (2014). Translating, Deconstructing and Harmonising: Organisational Theatre and Organisational Polyphony. Paper presented at The 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Meisiek, Stefan ; Matula, Linda ; Badham, Richard. / Translating, Deconstructing and Harmonising : Organisational Theatre and Organisational Polyphony. Paper presented at The 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands.10 p.
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Translating, Deconstructing and Harmonising : Organisational Theatre and Organisational Polyphony. / Meisiek, Stefan; Matula, Linda; Badham, Richard.

2014. Paper presented at The 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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