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ERIC Number: EJ943749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
The Idea Factory: An Interactive Intergroup Exercise
Rosh, Lisa; Leach, Evan
Journal of Management Education, v35 n6 p859-894 Dec 2011
This article outlines the Idea Factory exercise, an interactive exercise designed to help participants examine group, individual, and organizational factors that affect intergroup conflict. Specific emphasis is placed on exploring the relationship between intra- and intergroup dynamics and identifying managerial practices that foster effective collaboration. The article reviews the relevant literature on intergroup dynamics and includes detailed directions for implementing and debriefing the exercise. The appendixes include facilitator(s) notes, participant instructions, debriefing suggestions, and sample agendas. The article concludes with the results of a participant survey, providing evidence that the Idea Factory exercise achieves its learning objectives. (Contains 10 notes, 3 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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