The Fine Art of Improvisation
The skills required to think on your feet in front of a live audience are crucial in our unpredictable world. Mental agility and emotional resilience give business leaders an edge when things don’t go as planned – ie always! This deceptively light hearted and highly interactive workshop is designed to bring the group into a state of rapid learning and self-awareness. We practice the techniques used by performers to instantly respond to changing scenarios and enter a parallel universe where collaboration rules. Our automatic habits come into sharp focus as we find new ways to cooperatively engage with change. Latent talents and intuitive senses come to the surface – these can be added to one’s palette of leadership skills.
The positive validation that comes from creating laughter using these new behaviours sets up a feedback loop evoking more collaboration to come forth. Many participants find a huge boost in self-confidence and a deeper appreciation of the previously hidden creativity of their fellow participants.
Taking the methods of improvisation back to the workplace will:
- Lay a foundation for increased collaboration
- Quickly and deeply bond and inspire a group
- Create a positive and supportive environment
An experiential process in which simple techniques are applied in a series of increasingly challenging exercises. There is laughter galore as participants are taken progressively outside of their comfort zone in a supportive, exciting atmosphere.
The skills acquired along the way are embodied and not just theorised. The personal and group benefits and challenges are explored as they arise. One side benefit is that the group becomes more bonded, open and supportive.
Participants take away highly effective tools which enable instant access to higher levels of confidence and creative thinking. They practice collaborating and problem solving in ways which compel mutual support. The group quickly shifts out of habitual dynamics, becoming flexible and more able to address uncomfortable subjects. Often the quiet ones speak up more and the noisy ones listen better! Previous participants report improved communications with others and a positive impact on morale and engagement.
This workshop is also suitable for a half day retreat.