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Collaboration, Spontaneity and Trust for Creativity and Well-Being

Creativity is a key trait for a new businesses success. A collaborative space free of judgement or failure can make an ideal environment for people to improve self-esteem, confidence, and innovation.

Improvisation, or ‘improv’, is a form of creativity in which plot, characters and dialogue of a scene or story are made up in the moment. It generates a mindset to breakdown barriers.

“Improv has a place in the world of mediation. Moments from this training will help our mediators to cope with the unexpected as well as enhancing our ability to develop rapport with clients.”
Chief Exec, Mediation Hertfordshire.

What is improv?

Improvisation, or ‘improv’, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. There are no lines to rehearse and the improv process is highly creative. No acting skills are required.

Studies have shown that the skills from improvisation can help with better management of unexpected changes, uncertainty and increased team collaboration. This better enables our ability to absorb new ideas.

What happens at an improv session?

First we run some warm up exercises, gently introducing improv principles in each round. The Improv principles we practice include: deep listening, supporting others, allowing spontaneity and accepting mistakes.

After this, we run some improv games, such as ‘freeze tag’, ‘party quirks’ and ‘gibberish’. As well as taking an active part, participants will get the opportunity to observe (be the audience), provide encouragement and give feedback.

In these games, we will incorporate real-life opportunities/issues to allows them to flourish and be observed in a different setting.

Our Improv experts are practitioners who run regular improv classes as well as having extensive business experience.

At the end of each game, there is a short feedback session on what was learned and how this creates development opportunities back at the workplace.

  • There will be no Powerpoint presentations or note taking!
  • Improv sessions are well-structured with principles that provide a strong foundation for creativity.
  • Playfulness is gently encouraged at all times and no acting or comedy skills are required.
  • Our experience shows that creativity and spontaneity are possible for all.

Benefits of our approach

24 days a year are lost from every case of anxiety or depression in the workplace; Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 40% of all work-related ill health cases.

We can create a plan for standalone or multiple sessions encompassing different stakeholder groups. Our sessions are based on your requirements and can last from two hours to a whole day.

The improv sessions will be conducted by our experts who have studied improv formally as well as practiced the craft.

Up to 20 of your staff can participate, making it a value for money investment per person.

Identify Business Opportunities
Boost Well-Being
Raise Creativity

Improv is a fantastic way of knowledge creation in your business. It allows the use of innate creativity using collaboration to bring a unique insight to your business strategy and processes.

Improv will help your organisation:

  • Develop the ability to generate more innovative ideas around your own service, leading to faster ROI/Time to Market
  • Boost well-being, resulting in increased focus and attentiveness
  • Increase the ability of teams to self-manage issues and opportunities

Improv will help your staff:

  • Increase confidence
  • Cope better with unexpected situations
  • Be more open to new ideas
  • Share thoughts in an open and non-judgemental way

Improv will help your organisation:

  • Boost well-being, resulting in reduced absences and conflict
  • Increase the ability for teams to self manage issues and opportunities
  • Enhance the ability to generate innovative ideas around your own service or the process, leading to better customer experience and/or reduced costs

Improv will help your staff:

  • Increase confidence
  • Cope better with unexpected situations
  • Be more open to new ideas
  • Share thoughts in an open and non-judgemental way

We also run Public Courses

Contact us at bebetter@kinetik.uk.com for further information.

Testimonials

“I started improvisation classes to improve my confidence, self esteem and also find ideas to use in my social communication groups at work. I have learnt so much from these classes and always leave on a high! if you’re interested in developing these skills it will definitely be recommend the courses.”
Special Needs Teacher

References

1. White S, “How an improv class can help develop essential business skills”, Financial Management Magazine.

2.“Why Improv Training Is Great Business Training”, Forbes Leadership Forum.