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Befriending the Boogeyman: Using Improvisation Methods to Motivate Employees and Mitigate Fear of Failure

Webster, Kristen Joan (2018) Befriending the Boogeyman: Using Improvisation Methods to Motivate Employees and Mitigate Fear of Failure. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Webster, Kristen Joan
Abstract:

This project combines improvisation principles with design thinking concepts to create new exercises which can be used in the workplace to mitigate the impacts of fear of failure within an organization. The main research question for this project is as follows: How might we combine design thinking and improvisation principles to mitigate the negative impacts of fear of failure in an
organization?
Fear of failure is a pervasive feeling which impacts organizations of all sizes, sectors, and maturities, and can have devastating impacts on organizational culture. These impacts include cynicism, lack of motivation, high employee turnover, and low self esteem. This project study uses evidence from academic literature as well as primary research to pinpoint the most pressing impacts of
fear of failure and define points of intervention where improvisation principles would be most beneficial.
This project culminates in several new exercises which can be used by teams within an organization to mitigate these main impacts, giving way for higher levels
of employee communication, creative thinking, and innovation potential.

Date: December 2018
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 16:47
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 22:05
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2433

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