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Improvisation, Business, and Management Theory

Peter Blouw

Published: 2010-08-12

This article briefly outlines the benefits of enhanced creativity and adaptive response in the workplace and in the corporate setting. It also touches on possible concerns, such as failure due to rapid change and the collaborative development of new products, and the uncertain outcomes of improvisation as a means of generating corporate wealth.

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis