Using Parody in Transforming a Healthcare Organisation in Australia

E.W. Hafermalz, Richard Badham

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This chapter argues for and illustrates the value of parody in deliberate and planned organisational change. It documents the use of parody in an organisational theatre event designed to support the senior leadership team in establishing a not-for-profit cancer care facility in Australia. The chapter shows how parody can be used by professionals as an embodied form of learning to support the cognitive and emotional shifts required from diverse leaders in complex organisations undergoing organisational transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Arts-based Interventions
EditorsElena P. Antonacopoulou, Steven S. Taylor
PublisherPalgrave McMillan
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783319990491
ISBN (Print)9783319990484
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)


  • Healthcare
  • Parody
  • Management Learning


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