The Creative Approach Strikes a Chord with Students


It started out like any ordinary business school lecture. Jack McCarthy, professor of organisational behaviour at Boston University’s School of Management, talked about the dynamics of high-performing teams using jazz musicians as an example. “In jazz, there are chords and notes but the performance requires improvisation: the musicians play off each other and play off the audience.

... Meanwhile Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and IEDC Bled School of Management blend instruction in management with aspects of art and music.

... Nancy Adler has taught organisational behaviour at McGill University since 1980; she is also an artist whose ink and watercolour paintings have been exhibited around the world.

Read full article: Financial Times, March 31, 2014