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Academic research and authoritative sources showing how of creativity and improvisation effects the organisation and its people

It turns out that there is a small, but growing academic literature on improvisation and there is evidence that improvisation skills and techniques can contribute to many different areas of business management, such as crafting strategy, cultivating leadership as well as developing individual and team skills.

Julia Knight, Work & Organisational Psychologist

APPLIED IMPROVISATION AT WORK

One Word Story

๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ: ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ง๐š ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐งOver the last few years, I have led the 'One Word Story' activity the most (easily 100 times).I play it with scientists, accountants, students, lawyers, entrepreneurs, all sorts. And at least half of the time, the story...

Staying Innovative in the Face of Change

One financial investment services firm told me on Friday they're not taking on any new third parties. They can see how the economy will be in 9 months time for their clients.When I hear that, I think .....๐Ÿ˜” ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐›๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ง...

Know Your Product

Last week, I got some quotes for designing the walls of next month's expo stall at Australian HR Institute (AHRI) national convention.And I originally had this idea of using a dozen individual stickers with about five words each, rather than printing up entire custom...

Money vs relationships as the goal

This might be a little controversial, but I thought I'd give it a shot anywayโ€ฆI talked recently with a good friend about entrepreneurs within her industry who focused too much on making money as the symbol of their success, as well as a massive status definer.However...

COMMON ISSUES AND THEIR SOLUTIONS REACHED THROUGH IMPROV@WORK

This covers issues such as remote work, isolation, productivity issues, team connection, talent retention, performance management

ENSEMBLE COLLABORATION, SUPPORT AND RISK TAKING

โEmbrace the ensemble: thereโ€™s an important axiom in Improvisation, ‘Always take care of your partner’. โ€ฆ Take responsible risk: most decisions have to be made with imperfect information anyway. Use your ensemble to help you solve vexing problems and support you when things go wrong.โž โ–บ

DEALING WITH AND MANAGING CHANGE

โOrlikowski says, โ€œOrganisations that stay flexible take advantage of new opportunities, explore new ways of working, and resolve unanticipated consequences.”โž โ–บ

HOW TO LEAD WITH SERVICE IMPROV

โ”I need you to go past your lines and come from who you are, not what you recall.” Excellent customer service comes from going beyond the basics to “come from who you are.โ€ Elsa knew how to do her job “by the book,” so she could do it “by the customer.”โž โ–บ

IMPROV USED WITHIN FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES

โWe give them tools to create a โ€˜Yes andโ€™ culture. ‘Yes and’ is a principle of improv that emphasizes building upon what someone has just said instead of ignoring them and going in your own direction.โž โ–บ

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