24 Apr 2024

What Managers Can Learn from Jazz Improvisation

View Video As part of the Harvard Business School elective course Managing Human Capital, Edward W. Conard Associate Professor Ethan Bernstein is joined by jazz musician Frank Barrett (author of Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz and a professor at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management) to illuminate a new way of thinking about organizational structure: How jazz improvisation and the “provocative competence” it elicits serves as a model for the type of collaboration needed for companies to succeed.

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