As “Yes, and …” has become a more popular tool for the workplace, organizations often think they’re using the technique effectively. In reality, teams are usually focused more on the words and not embodying the spirit of the phrase. The benefits of “Yes, and …” are many but only if you do it right. Here are four simple techniques to make the magic of radical agreement happen.
Insights — POSTED November 16, 2019
Learn the Mindhatch approach to innovation to avoid falling in to the “doing more with less” trap. Follow our steps to start seeing innovation as a way of creating new value and possibilities, not merely extracting incremental value.
Insights — POSTED September 21, 2019
So, you’ve just done an improv workshop with your team and are asking yourself the million-dollar question of “Now what? How do I take this fun, seemingly one-time thing I did with my team and really make its effects last?” The good news is there is plenty you can do to continue to build and sustain an improv culture within your organization.
Insights — POSTED July 14, 2019
Without engaged employees, a company won’t be as successful as it could be. We need to break out of the default paradigms of human resources and start designing for the end-to-end employee experience. Why? Because a better employee experience leads to improved employee engagement.
Insights — POSTED May 13, 2019
Opportunities in a business setting to be your authentic, candid selves, as improv provides, are all too rare. It’s in your—and your team’s—best interest to take advantage of it. In these 7 tips , we outline how to get the most out of an improv-at-work experience for you and your team.
Insights — POSTED March 18, 2019
Avoid the irony of “do as I say, not as I do” in your next innovation session. Learn tips and tricks to walk the walk and facilitate any creative session in a human-centered, people-first way while also achieving your business objectives.
Insights — POSTED January 23, 2019
Customers who feel heard and understood will give you responses that are more truthful, and therefore more useful. Discover how you can boost profits, build loyalty, and drive innovation by developing the empathy that uncovers customer needs, wants, and desires.
Insights — POSTED November 14, 2018
All businesses and organizations face one near-universal business challenge: finding and hiring the right people. Brilliant jerks = not the right people. Find out how using improv can help you improve how you evaluate job candidates and weed out the bad seeds.
Insights — POSTED April 17, 2018
Many companies want their people to take more risks, but don’t create a culture of psychological safety to support that behavior. Here is how Improv can help.
Insights — POSTED March 10, 2018
Design thinking requires AND creates positive organizational cultures. Here are 3 ways design thinking can help improve organizational culture.
Insights — POSTED February 6, 2018