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Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Online from: 1982

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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The power of outdoor management development

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Title:The power of outdoor management development
Author(s):Glenn M. McEvoy, (Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA and), Paul F. Buller, (Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, USA)
Citation:Glenn M. McEvoy, Paul F. Buller, (1997) "The power of outdoor management development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.208 - 217
Keywords:Kaizen, Management development, Outdoor development, Self-actualization, Teamwork
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/02621719710164355 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:States that outdoor management development (OMD) is on the increase. Based on personal experience, lists the characteristics of effective OMD programmes, and argues that this type of training can be very powerful. On the basis of a review of relevant literature and anecdotal evidence, discusses ten salient features of OMD that account for this power: emotional intensity; psychological safety; consequentiality; enhanced self-confidence; use of metaphors; unpredictability; experiencing peak performance; multiple skill/knowledge types; developing the whole person; and focus on transfer.

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