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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/11397
Title:
The Russian Open Game: notes on a Westerner’s experience
Authors:
Gilbert, K.
Abstract:
The Russian Open Game is a highly structured set of techniques and procedures for managing an intensive group learning situation extending over a number of days. As such, it offers a challenge to assumptions that the “Russian learning style” does not favour the use of participatory techniques in training and organisational development. While there is a growing literature on the reactions of Russian groups to Western training events and methods, there are few records of the reactions of Western participants on Russian events. The paper presents a description of one iteration of the Russian Open Game, held in Kaluga in May 1998. It sets out the key roles and techniques of the method, and examines issues such as openness, participation and conflict as they arise in the game. It concludes that the Game involves a high level of manipulation of events and group dynamics by the leadership, and that it is this role of the leader-as-choreographer rather than leader-as-facilitator which is the principal area of difference between the Russian Open Game and a typical British participatory training or organisational development event.
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
Sep-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/11397
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/PDF/uwbs_WP023-98%20Gilbert.pdf
Submitted date:
2007-04-25
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Working paper; WP023/98
ISSN:
13636839
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, K.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T13:42:22Z-
dc.date.available2007-04-25T13:42:22Z-
dc.date.issued1998-09-
dc.date.submitted2007-04-25-
dc.identifier.issn13636839-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/11397-
dc.description.abstractThe Russian Open Game is a highly structured set of techniques and procedures for managing an intensive group learning situation extending over a number of days. As such, it offers a challenge to assumptions that the “Russian learning style” does not favour the use of participatory techniques in training and organisational development. While there is a growing literature on the reactions of Russian groups to Western training events and methods, there are few records of the reactions of Western participants on Russian events. The paper presents a description of one iteration of the Russian Open Game, held in Kaluga in May 1998. It sets out the key roles and techniques of the method, and examines issues such as openness, participation and conflict as they arise in the game. It concludes that the Game involves a high level of manipulation of events and group dynamics by the leadership, and that it is this role of the leader-as-choreographer rather than leader-as-facilitator which is the principal area of difference between the Russian Open Game and a typical British participatory training or organisational development event.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paperen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP023/98en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/PDF/uwbs_WP023-98%20Gilbert.pdfen
dc.subjectRussian open gameen
dc.subjectGroup learningen
dc.subjectParticipatort techniquesen
dc.subjectGroup dynamicsen
dc.subjectTrainingen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.titleThe Russian Open Game: notes on a Westerner’s experienceen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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