Improv techniques help keep the employees at Method “weird, creative and humble.”
It’s been fun AND effective.
Method, a San Francisco based cleaning products company, uses improv training for employees in order to teach them the importance of attention to details. Certain elements of improv, such as mindset and stance, are emphasized in training techniques in order to promote facilitation of innovation. Co-owner of Method, Eric Ryan, uses improv techniques as one of the ways to boost creativity among his employees (along with other quirky things such as honoring an employee of the month and giving them a cape and crown to wear for the day).
The fundamentals of improv training in a business setting transfer into increasing productivity, new ideas and authenticity, promoting risk-taking and spontaneity, and building trust.
Like Method, we believe that improv training has huge benefits! Plus, it’s simply just fun!
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Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of DIY activities you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team retreat. Take a look at some of our most popular DIY activities down below.
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
Team building exercises with PowerPoints and icebreakers are great. But if you really want your team to come together than blurting off odd facts probably won’t cut it. When you’re looking to get your corporate team out of the office and interacting with each other, check out these 9 Best Team Building Activities in Atlanta.
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