Applied Improv

Connecting Business and Improv

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Before Lakshmi Balachandra started teaching Improvisational Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, she was an improv comic. When she went to MIT to study an MBA, it was there that she realized how much she was actually using her improv skills in her new business career.

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Improv: Working Together Around a Set Of Guidelines

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The original founders of the improv troupe, the Upright Citizens Brigade – Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Amy Poehler – have written a manual on the art of improvisational comedy. It doesn’t only apply to acting, though – it applies to any situation where individuals must work together.

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5 Things You Get From Applied Improv Team Building

When you ask someone what they know about improv, most people will say something about Whose Line Is It Anyway? Which makes sense, this past summer, nearly 2 million people watched WLIA every week.

But what most people don’t know about improv is that the same skills Ryan, Colin, and Wayne use to make millions of people laugh are also the same skills that can build relationships and increase productivity.

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Yes, and…

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The word “no” can be so limiting. Why not open up a conversation by using “yes, and…” instead. This applied improv exercise will get you working as a team.

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3 Team Building Activities That Boost Communication In The Workplace

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70% of US workers are not engaged at work. Only 40% of the workforce knows about their company’s goals and tactics. 43% of Engaged Employees receive feedback at least once a week, compared to only 18% of employee with low engagement.

It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but how? There are many tactics you can use, but here are 3 team building activities that boost communication in the workplace starting today.
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