The crisis is homemade. Why we need a playful approach in teaching and practising strategic preparedness

Reinhard Ematinger, Sandra Schulze
2012 Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis  
EMANTINGER, R., SCHULZE, S.: The crisis is homemade. Why we need a playful approach in teaching and practising strategic preparedness. Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., 2012, LX, No. 2, pp. 59-68 Although the research on how to develop strategic preparedness, or resilience, has generated a great deal of interest among organizational theorists, many of the empirical studies conducted share important methodological limitations. When investigating how educational experiences boosting the
more » ... participants' capacities to learn, adapt, and apply can create sustainable value for organizations -be it non-profi t-organizations or international enterprises -it becomes obvious that applied systematic creativity like playful construction, improvisation, and imagination, as well as making use of design thinking approaches, will benefi t the organizations' strategic preparedness for future scenarios. The fi rst chapter will be on a relevant framework and the theories which fuel the value of playful and design-led approaches when it comes to corporate strategy, service development, and team identity. The framework will be illustrated in the second chapter with a proven approach designed for this very purpose. The third chapter will refl ect on how to utilize this approach for teaching purposes and will elaborate on a dra for educators who want to move in this direction. strategic preparedness, education, serious play, systematic creativity, design thinking Address Ing. Reinhard Ematinger, MSc.,
doi:10.11118/actaun201260020059 fatcat:eqxcidp6d5amjejb6kxwgs2t6m