Prepared for the unexpected
We live in a world that is currently undergoing major changes. Many of our previous plans can no longer continue in this form and we are faced with the challenge of acting in the here and now. Improvisation means dealing with the unforeseen ("improvisus" - the unforeseen).
In our applied research project "Organizational Improvisation", we investigate the mindset and skills of experts in the arts, science, and business and provide current activities on this website. The aim is to better understand the ability to improvise in different contexts, including improvisational theater, jazz, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, as well as emergency forces.
How do experts "think on their feet", playfully adapt to changing situations and radically collaborate for real-time creativity? These scientific findings will be applied for entrepreneurial purposes to be prepared for the unexpected.
- Duration: 9/2019-9/2022
- Funding: FFG/Bridge
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
University Course on Business Improvisation
In the last course (May 25-29, 2020), international experts from the arts, science, and business conducted highly interactive online sessions to teach the mindset and methods for professional improvisation. The basis of improvisation is found in the arts (theater, music), however, in Business Improvisation it is applied for entrepreneurial purposes to better deal with unexpected situations. For the research project, all lecturers were additionally interviewed to give a deeper insights into their field of expertise.
- Sessions (Forenoon: 9am-12pm, Afternoon: 3pm-6pm)
- Interview with lecturer (30min - open for the public)
- Interactive Session (90min)
- Learning Insights (30min)
- Knowledge Transfer (30min)
- Late Night Interviews: 8.00pm-8.30pm
The next course will be offered in May 2021 (https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/wuk/business-improvisation)