Team Work = Dream Work
Updated: Jul 19, 2018
One of the most challenging things about leading a team (or being part of a team for that matter) is creating an atmosphere where people can effectively collaborate, work efficiently and most of all respect one another.
We have all been part of a team that did not have this atmosphere, and looking back, these are most likely the unsuccessful teams of our past. The soccer team that never won a game, or the coworkers that were stagnant and unproductive - the list could go on. A successful team is one that has created this atmosphere of the "We > Me" mentality. The successful team that communicates, collaborates and is fun to be a part of is the team that will go far!
Improv provides a framework for creating this atmosphere. Through 5 simple principles, your team will be able to practice working together in a collaborative and productive environment. Below is the framework for effective applied improvisational skills and effect teamwork in the workplace:
Say YES! This shows respect to your team members and their ideas, we learn the importance of being open and willing to try new ideas
AND contribute… It is crucial for everyone to bring something to the table and share ideas. How can you bring your unique skills to the table (or the scene?!)
Make your team look good Having trust in one another is essential. Everyone will need support at some point, and having each other’s back is one key to success.
Listen for understanding Watch people’s body language, understand the context and pay attention to details.
Celebrate failures and turn them into opportunity In improv, you will inevitably fail at some point, and practicing failure is key. Through applied improv, we learn how to turn that unexpected situation or failure into a new opportunity!
Improv to Improve can help your team build an atmosphere of trust, positivity and productivity through providing this framework in a fun and engaging environment.
We promise teamwork really does make the dream work!