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Integrating improv comedy into the workplace fosters a culture of collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. The philosophy behind improv, “yes, and,” encourages individuals to accept and build upon each other’s ideas, promoting active listening and teamwork.

 

Yes, and...

 

"Yes, and" is the fundamental principle in improv comedy that encourages performers to accept and build upon their scene partner's ideas. It means agreeing with what has been established and adding something new to the scenario (sound familiar to your workplace?) This creates a collaborative and supportive environment where performers can create something unique and creative together. This is fundamental for developing highly functioning teams within your organization by improving listening skills, building on other team member's ideas, and moving those ideas forward.

 

By embracing spontaneity and thinking on their feet, employees develop quick thinking, resilience, and the ability to navigate unexpected challenges. Improv comedy also cultivates a supportive environment where mistakes are celebrated as learning opportunities, fostering a culture of innovation and risk-taking. Ultimately, incorporating improv into the workplace enhances communication, boosts morale, and fosters a more dynamic and agile workforce.

 

We've all sat through boring team building workshops that seem to go on forever. How is improv different?

It's FUN (and funny!) Not only will you learn that Phil in Accounting is hilarious, but you will also start hearing your people say "yes, and.." as they brainstorm ideas. It really works!

 

Other things improv training improves:

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  • Improves workplace chemistry

  • Manages conflict and difficult conversations

  • Boosts individual and team confidence

  • Thinking on your feet

  • Building trust through listening

  • Employee/corporate morale

  • Working outside your comfort zone

  • Playing to your higher intelligence

  • Supporting each other's ideas

  • Building trust

  • Team building

  • Creating a safe space for your team to let their guard down

  • Problem solving

  • Developing close-knit, highly functional teams

  • Active listening

  • Being present and mindful

  • Adapting to change quickly

  • Public speaking

  • Yes AND-building on other people’s ideas and not shooting them down

How big does the group need to be for the most effective training?

Improv training works best in groups that are 3-20 in size. This allows everyone a chance to actively participate in the exercises.

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