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Business Improvisation


Commit 110% and that is when the magic and the humors emerges.


What does improv for my business?


Promote creative and adaptive problem solving Build trust and support in teams Manage change more effectively Manage conflict expertly Communicate more effectively in crisis Overcome block to creativity and promote organizational innovation Accelerate and improve individual and group decision making


5 rules of improv


Yes and ‌ Accept a situation and then deal with it.


Avoid asking questions. In Business that mean being conscious of how continually asking questions makes other people do all the work.


Listening. In conversation people often planning ahead rather than really listening, and at work it’s easy to be distracted by computers or blackberries. Focused listening is a crucial skill.


Add information You have to contribute if you want things to go where you want them to.


Eye contact In the workplace it’s important to pay attention to body language. Even on the phone you pick up clues as to how the others person feels


How do you unlock the creativity in your workforce?


Simple. Embrace “YESand...“. Lead from the front. Run brainstorming sessions to generate ideas where people can say “YES and…” in a safe environment.


Brainstorming

Set a time limit for the brainstorming.

Let the boss speak first

All ideas are good ideas

Give everybody a turn

Do not judge an idea when presented

Ask the experts only

Do not talk during silent brainstorming

Go off-site

Record all ideas

No silly stuff

Assingn a monitor to keep the brainstorm focused

Write down everything


Business challenge Challenge Exploration figuring out objectives, what’s going on, and ways to frame problems Idea Generation coming up with ideas to answer or solve the problem Action Planning refining and amp-ing up ideas, creating exting plans


7 basic improv priciples


#1 Yes and ‌ Fully accepting the reality that is presenting, and the adding a new piece of information – that is what allows it to be adaptive, move forward and stay generative. Each performer (agent) interact with what is offered and offers a unique contribution.


#2 Make everyone else look good That means you do not have to be defending or justifying yourself or your position – others who will do that for you do that for others. Wihtout the burden of defensiveness or competition, everyone is free to create. Complex characters can form that enable unpredictable complex actions and directions to emerge.


#3 Be changed by what is said and what happens At each moment, new information is an invitation for you to have a new reaction, or for your character to experience a new aspect of them. Change inspires new ideas, and that naturally unfolds what`s next.


#4 Co-create a shared “agenda” The recognition that even the best-laid plans are abandoned in the moment, and to serve the reality of what is right there in front of you. You are co-creating the agenda in real time. In order to keep the play going, you respond to the moment and an “agenda” co-emerges that is more inclusive than anything that could have been planned.


#5 Mistakes are invitations In Improv, mistakes are embraced and they invite the performer into new level of creativity. In improve, justifying creates order out of chaos. Mistakes break patterns and allow new ones to emerge.


#6 Keep the energy going No matter is given, or what happens, you accept it and keep the energy going. Unlike in everyday life, whare people stop to analize, criticize or negate, in improve you keep moving. A mistake happens – let it go move on. The unexpected emerges – use it to move on. Someone forgot something important – justify it and move on. You’re lost or confused – make something up and trust the process. Just keep moving. The system is not static – it is alive and dynamic.


#7 Serve the good of the whole Always carry the question, “How can I best serve the situation?� and then you have a better sense of when to run in and when to stay back, when to take focus and when to give it, how to best support your fellow performers and how to best support the scene.


The benefits of improvisation are: It increases your ability to respond positively in fast moving situations It helps you to rise energy, alertness and positive feelings, improving your business self awarereness. It develops confidence in navigating the unknown, developing flexible thinking. It provides a self-motivating business environment because it`s fun. It foster the ability to think on your feet and under pressure. It allows new patterns and directions to emerge. It generate ideas or solutions quickly. Listening closely to others people.


Trainers and program


Andreea Samson Graduate of National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" Actress at Comedy Theatre - Bucharest Performances at Comedy Theatre :  "Avarul indragostit" (Molier) -  directed by Cristi Juncu "Casa Zoikai“ (Bulgakov) - directed by Alexandru Tocilescu "Lectia" (Eugen Ionescu) – Victor Ioan Frunza Improvisation: she had been studying and performing improv for over 10 years: Member of “Improvisneyland” (one of the best troup of improv) Improvisator - " IMPROSHOW" (Cinema Digiplex Baneasa) -the best show of improv from Roamania TV: "Ultimul stinge lumina"(Tvr 1) "Campionatul de comedie,improvizibilii" (Tvr 2)  "Mondenii" (Prima Tv) "Las Fierbinti" (Pro Tv) "O saptamana nebuna,nebuna,nebuna" (Pro Tv) Movies : “ Marilena de la P7"  directed by Cristian Nemescu "Lord" directed by Adrian Sitaru "California Dreaming" directed by Cristian Nemescu "Principii de viata" directed by Constantin Popescu


Madalin Mandin Graduate of National University of Theatre and Film"I.L.Caragiale" Actor at National Theatre “I.L.Caragiale”- Bucharest Performances at National Theatre “I.L.Caragiale”: “America alive” – directed by Alexa Visarion “Doua loturi” (I.L.Caragiale) – directed by Alexandru Dabija Performance National Theatre “Toma Caragiu” – Ploiesti: “Plastilina” – directed by Radu Afrim “La grande magia” directed by Gelu Colceag Improvisation: he had been studying and performing improv for over 10 years: Member of “Improvisneyland” (one of the best troup of improv ) Improvisator - " IMPROSHOW" (Cinema Digiplex Baneasa) -the best show of improv from Roamania TV : “Aniela” (Pro Tv) “Vine Politia” (Pro Tv) Movies : “Drug dealer” – directed by Vlad Feier “Romania mea” – directed by Anda Cruceanu


We can focus or combine any of this workshops: Build trust and support in teams Manage change more effectively Manage conflict expertly Communicate more effectively in crisis Promote creative and adaptive problem solving Overcome block to creativity and promote organizational innovation Accelerate and improve individual and group decision making

Studio7A will create custom programs that fit your unique goals. Whether you need a half-day workshop, one day or 2 days - long class, we will tailor the curriculum to meet your needs.


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