Productivity Through Wellness for Live Entertainment and Theatre Technicians provides the tools for individuals and organizations to achieve a healthy work–life balance and increase productivity in the production process of live entertainment.
Through examination of the limits of the human body, the fundamentals of motivation, and best practices of project management, the reader will develop operational mindfulness and look at new ways to achieve work–life balance. The book explores case studies that show how organizations are promoting work–life balance and reaping the benefits of increased productivity, makes recommendations to reduce burnout and increase productivity among technicians, and discusses how to deal with the various phases of production.
An excellent resource for live entertainment technicians, production managers, technical directors, arts managers, managers in live entertainment, and students in Technical Direction and Production Management courses, Productivity Through Wellness for Live Entertainment and Theatre Technicians offers practical solutions to improve the quality of life of employees, reduce the burnout and injuries of overwork, and maximize the value of an hour.
Table of Contents
1. Is this even a problem? 2. Motivation 3. The Human Body 4. Managing the Work 5. Case Studies
Brian MacInnis Smallwood has been researching the impact of wellness on productivity since 2010. He has led workshops and seminars for Washington College, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. A co-founder of The Arts Wellness Group, Brian currently serves as an Associate Professor and Production Manager for the School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University.