Let’s discuss aesthetics for projects

van der Hoorn, Bronte and Whitty, Jon (2016) Let’s discuss aesthetics for projects. Project Management Journal, 47 (3). pp. 63-76. ISSN 8756-9728


Aesthetics is concerned with the knowledge and affects related to sensory experience and corporeality (the body). While there has been an increase in the literature based on nonpositivist foundations and focusing on the 'lived experience' of projects, there remains a need to recognize aesthetic factors—for example: dress, office layout, and body language—in the project experience. Aesthetics
enable us to access facets of the project experience that are beyond the rational and analytic. This article uses Heideggerian concepts to explore this 'missing mass' in project management and proposes the need for
further research and education in this area.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2016 by the Project Management Institute.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 03:34
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 03:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: theory of project management; aesthetics; lived experience of projects; Heidegger; continental philosophy
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30574

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