The answer in a word: agility. Advantage Improv teaches your team members how to communicate effectively and stay responsive in their always-changing environment. We deliver fun team building workshops, customized to fit your organization's values and goals.
All departmental teams can benefit from Advantage Improv's workshops, including Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Human Resources, Finance and Administration. Choose from 90-minute, 2-hour, half-day or full-day programs. Your location or ours.
Improvisation is trust-based team sport in which scene partners strive to make each other look good. "I've got your back," is an improv mantra. When improvisation is applied to organizational teams, scene partners include all stakeholders, including coworkers and customers...both internal and external.
Improvisation's collaborative core principle “Yes, And…” means actively listen (don’t think ahead) while your scene partner is speaking, accept what they said as the new reality of the scene, and use your dialog to advance the scene forward in a positive direction.
Advantage Improv workshops begin with full group warm-ups, so everyone can get to know each other through fun, simple exercises. More advanced exercises continue with groups of two, four or six performing them in front of their teammates.
Using the phrase “Yes, And…”, participants build trust and learn to resist the urge to question or block new ideas (i.e. “Yes, But…”). Since improvisation relies on reacting confidently when the situation unexpectedly changes, we dive deeper with specially-developed exercises.
Finally, workshop attendees share with each other how they will connect the dots between the improvisation techniques they’ve learned with their unique, day-to-day challenges. Our customers report the results they’ve seen in their teams after our workshops. Top feedback includes: