Dark Immersion. Some Thoughts on SIGNA’s ‚Us Dogs‘
Mühlhoff, Rainer – 2019
Teamwork is a management technique that sources its energy by harnessing employees’ inherent motivational and social forces. Training measures such as team building and corporate retreats indicate that there is an apparatus of stimulating and producing suitable psychological dispositions for teamwork in employees. In this chapter, the author shows that he has been working on the topic of immersion from a perspective not directly related to theatre but to philosophy. Affect scholar Melissa Gregg points out that people working in teams are often heavily immersed on the basis of feelings like guilt, shared responsibility for the whole project and a general exploitation of social skills. The author argues that the design of playful work environments is implemented as a specific technique of governance and subjectivation.