Second City teaches workplace skills through comedy improv
For Some Coders, Reskilling Involves a Mic and a Stage
As the article puts it, “You interact as equals, not as a hierarchy with roles, and afterwards you see that person as a human being, not as a boss or employee. As a result, a lot of goodwill comes from these exercises.”
Great article. Thanks to the New York Post…
How Improv can Improve Your Leadership and Your Life
For some, improv has unleashed a sense of creativity that can get lost in their day jobs. “We see it as an escape hatch from the logic and the structure of being an engineer,” said Brandon Diamond, a software engineer at Google.
What Startups Can Learn From Improv Comedy
You can’t create something out of nothing by saying no. New ideas and new companies happen when we say YES!
Why Improv Training Is Great Business Training
“Improv is really about paying attention…connecting with others and building on the ideas of others.”
Getting to “Yes, And”
“When you’re the person saying yes to other people, they start to bring you their best ideas,” he says. “When you’re meeting things habitually with ‘yes, and,’ with an energy of agreement, you transform the way people perceive you.”
Through improv,” says Kulhan, “we can work on anything from leadership, to influence, to adaptability, to crisis management. We can help people’s communication skills. We can show them how to stay focused, in the present moment, at a very high level.”