The Art of Reflective Management: Dramatic Insights from Scottish Community Theatre (PDF)

Volume 6 n° 2  —  V625
ISBN : 1480-8986
Année de publication : 2004

The Art of Reflective Management: Dramatic Insights from Scottish Community Theatre (PDF)

Martin Beirne is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He is an active researcher and consultant on people-management issues, work organization and employee participation schemes, with a record of involvement in health care, manufacturing, computer development and the Scottish arts.

Stephanie Knight is a collaborative artist working in theatre, drama and combined arts, facilitating personal and community development and encouraging reflective arts practice. She has been a local authority community arts officer, development consultant, university researcher and theatre director. She is currently Director of the Community Development Unit for the School of Drama at the Gateway Theatre, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland.

ABSTRACT

In Britain, developments at the sharp end of arts management have been intensely controversial. Artists and arts workers have been highly critical of the way that management techniques have been imported into their organizations from the corporate sector, often with counterproductive consequences. Acknowledging their concerns, this paper argues that exchanges between management and the arts can usefully be developed in a two-way rather than predominantly passive or one-way fashion, with arts and other organizations drawing managerial value directly from artistic traditions and creative practices.

KEYWORDS

Reflective management, reflective practice, employee relations, creative management learning

RÉSUMÉ

En Grande-Bretagne, les dernières tendances en matière de gestion des arts ont soulevé de vives controverses. Artistes et artisans ont fortement critiqué l'adoption par leurs organismes des techniques de gestion utilisées dans les entreprises en raison de leurs effets souvent contre-productifs. Sensibles à ces préoccupations, les auteurs avancent la thèse selon laquelle les échanges entre la gestion et les arts peuvent se développer efficacement de manière bi-directionnelle plutôt que foncièrement passive ou à sens unique, les organismes culturels et autres tirant une valeur managériale directement des traditions artistiques et des pratiques créatrices.

MOTS CLÉS

Gestion réflective, pratique réflective, relations avec les employés, apprentissage de la gestion créatrice

RESUMEN

Los movimientos ocurridos en la vanguardia de la gestión de las artes en Gran Bretaña han sido altamente polémicos. Artistas y demás trabajadores del arte por igual han criticado vivamente la forma en que se han aplicado a sus organizaciones –a menudo de forma contraproducente- las técnicas de gestión utilizadas en el sector empresario. Los autores de este trabajo reconocen estas preocupaciones y sostienen que puede ser mucho más fructífero reemplazar esta relación eminentemente pasiva, o unidreccional, entre la gestión y el arte por una donde exista un verdadero intercambio en ambos sentidos, donde las organizaciones artísticas y de otro tipo extraigan sus valores de gestión directamente de las tradiciones artísticas y las actividades creativas. 

PALABRAS CLAVE

Gestión reflexiva, práctica reflexiva, relaciones con los empleados, aprendizaje creativo en la gestión