Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists by Robert Austin, Lee Devin, Eric Schmidt

By Robert Austin, Lee Devin, Eric Schmidt

Crafty Making deals the 1st confirmed, research-based framework for engineering ingenuity and innovation. This publication is the results of a multi-year collaboration among Harvard company tuition professor Robert Austin and best theatre director and playwright Lee Devin. jointly, they reveal remarkable structural similarities among theatre artistry and construction and trendy enterprise projects--and convey how collaborative artists have mastered the paintings of providing innovation "on cue," on immovable points in time and budgets. those equipment are neither mysterious nor flaky: they're rigorous, specific, and--with this book's help--absolutely learnable and reproducible. They depend upon affordable and fast generation instead of on in depth up-front making plans, and with the aid of modern-day permitting applied sciences, they are often utilized in almost any setting with knowledge-based outputs. furthermore, they supply an overarching framework for leveraging the whole advantages of brand new best thoughts for selling flexibility and innovation, from agile improvement to genuine innovations.

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Thomke, "Enlightened Experimentation: The New Imperative for Innovation," Harvard Business Review (February 2001). 4. “Neurology,” from The Youngest Science; Notes of a MedicineWatcher, by Lewis Thomas, 1983. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc. pp. 89-90. 5. David Bradley, as quoted in Robert D. Austin, “The People’s Light and Theatre Company” (Harvard Business School case no. 600-055, 2000). 28 Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work 6 Henry Mintzberg and Alexandra McHugh, “Strategy Formation in an Adhocracy,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 30, no.

When Mitch grabbed Blanche and tore open her robe, the room audibly gasped. ” When Stella burst into To understand artful approaches requires turning the focus the tears described as “luxuri- knob of a figurative microscope to bring into the foreous” in the stage directions, ground, not the external symptoms and discrete parts that even the director had to get a our industrial metaphors predispose us to notice, but rather grip. Something big was hap- those qualities of work that artists know and use.

3 (1989) p. 543; and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Benham N. 1 (1995) pp. 84–110. c h a p t e r 3 Artful Making Is Iterative, Not Sequential I t’s useful (though simplistic) to say that industrial making processes tend to be linear, or sequential, while artful making processes tend to be helical, or iterative. Figure 3–1 compares a classic, sequential industrial making process for making cars with an artful making iteration for making software. Auto Making: Mostly Industrial In auto making, you must plan before doing because it’s expensive to make changes.

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