It’s great to see organizations taking arts-based learning seriously. In the case of MIT, the Leadership Center has published an article by professor Wanda J. Orlikowski on a Jazz-inspired approach to Change Management. She says, “Change does not always lend itself to well-rehearsed orchestration. The organizations most responsive to change are often the ones that replace the orchestral model with a new one — the jazz combo.”
Improvisation is necessary to adaptation to uncertain and changing business conditions. In today’s world, companies have to be agile in order to survive. Orlikowski says, “Organizations that stay flexible take advantage of new opportunities, explore new ways of working, and resolve unanticipated consequences.” Here are her tips for managing change via improvisation:
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