Organizational Aesthetics: How the arts inform organizational learning and development

Organizational Aesthetics is a journal about how the five senses and artistry inform business, non-profit, and government organizations. If you are interested in the theory and practice of aesthetics, and the use of arts-based methods for organizational learning and development, you will enjoy this publication.

Organizational Aesthetics is an online, open-source journal because we wish to be as inclusive as possible. Our hope is to create a place that is as widely accessible as possible for all who are interested in the ideas, stories, and conversations that we seek to enable with the journal. We hope to create a community where we share our thinking and experiences about the aesthetic side of organizational life as a contribution to advancing the theory and practice of organizational aesthetics.”

I am proud to be a member of the editorial board of this important resource, and as a practitioner of arts-based learning in the workplace, I value the contributions made by academics to this burgeoning field.

Most Popular Papers *

Creating engaged executive learning spaces: the role of aesthetic agency
Ian Sutherland and Donna Ladkin

A becoming on the line: painting and the genesis of form
Doria JD and Sayfan G. Borghini

Culture for Radical Innovation: What can business learn from creative processes of contemporary dancers?
Nina Bozic and Bengt Köping Olsson

Learning and change in organisations: Cases and perspectives from aesthetic approaches. Book review: Ian W. King & Jonathan Vickery (Eds.), Experiencing Organisations. New Aesthetic perspectives, Faringdon, Libri Publishing, 2013.
Tatiana Chemi

Zen and the Art of Organizational Maintenance
Ronald E. Purser

What is Organizational Aesthetics?
Steven S. Taylor

Propositions and Applications: collaborating through the use of design methods
Laurene Vaughan, Nifeli Stewart, Michael Dunbar, and Jeremy Yuille

The Role of Art and the Artist
Edgar H. Schein

The Invisible Foot
Steven S. Taylor

Organizational Aesthetics: The Artful Firm and the Aesthetic Moment in Organization and Management Theory
Josef Chytry

* Based on the average number of full-text downloads per day since the paper was posted. as of 09/05/13.

 

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About the Author:

Linda is founder of Creativity at Work and co-author of Orchestrating Collaboration at Work. She helps executives and their teams develop creativity, innovation, and leadership capabilities, through coaching, training and consulting. Linda brings a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and development by leveraging arts-based practices to foster creativity at work, and design thinking as a strategy for innovation.