Teams accomplish more when they show up as their whole selves, ready to support one another.
Saying yes, listening intently, bringing your whole self, and creating space for vulnerability and collaboration are how world class teams are built – whether those teams are on stage, or in the office.
We’ve helped clients like Anheuser-Busch, Edward Jones, Washington University, SSM Health, Purina, and many more apply the tenets of improv to the way they do business – improving communication, bolstering team morale, and making work a place they enjoy.
Here’s how we do it.
With over a decade of team-building curriculum and experience, The Improv Shop helps organizations build higher-performing cultures by pairing desired business outcomes with improv techniques.
Participants embody skills in a way that they will retain (fun), while our facilitators coach each exercise, ask questions, and engage in discussion to uncover lessons and takeaways in real-time.
Potential Workshop Topics Include:
- Team Building (In-Person or Hybrid/Remote)
- Many organizations are struggling to keep their teams engaged and connected in increasingly dispersed environments. Through custom exercises and games, we help teams explore how to make collaboration easier, more fun, and more effective.
- Creative Solutioning
- When it comes to ideation, many teams operate from “no, but” without even realizing it. Fostering an environment of “yes, and” allows teams to build on possibilities rather than defaulting to shooting them down. This results in a safer place to collaborate more deeply and, ultimately, yields better ideas.
- Tough Conversations
- One of the most frequent questions we get is: can improv help my teams have hard conversations? The answer is a resounding “yes! And…” (sorry, couldn’t resist) … the way we navigate these waters can have rippling impacts on our people and our culture. Learn how intentional listening, empathy, and direct feedback can empower your people to have hard conversations with confidence and care.
- Just for Fun
Turn your workshop into a full event
The party doesn’t have to end! The Improv Shop can not only host your workshop, but can also provide an unforgettable night out for your team. In the heart of the centrally located Grove district, we offer two great venue spaces, a full bar, in-house catering, and a private parking lot. Connect with your team, grab a bite and a drink, and cap the night off with a private improv show that will leave your team laughing.
The brilliant folks from The Improv Shop facilitated an awesome team-building session. It helped us step outside our comfort zone and showed us that we all have a chance to pick each other up. — Erin Tobin, Schneider Transportation Management