The Fine Art of Improvisation
Business leaders need to respond to constant changes and they are essentially “on stage” in front of their team and clients. This lively experiential workshop gives members tools to think on their feet and respond with confidence and creativity when the unexpected happens. There is much laughter throughout and this is an excellent workshop for newer groups that need to bond quickly and also established groups that have fallen into habitual patterns of communication. John “walks the talk” and regularly performs with the Maydays – one of Europe’s top improvisation companies.
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.