Our awesome Now Go Create facilitator, writer and performer extraordinaire Max Dickins has a new book out and a piece in GQ online on how we can all benefit from the principles of improv at work and how improv and creativity are marvellous bedfellows.
“We are forever having to throw away our script and react and adapt to the unexpected, especially at work, when we innovate new products, solve new problems, work with new people. In fact, almost all of our communication is improvised.” Max
Here are his top 3 tips:
1. Notice and respond to what is actually there
3. Everything is an offer
When you improvise, things often don’t go to plan. Mistakes get made and curveballs get thrown. Improvisers use the word “offer” to describe ideas of opportunities that pop up in scenes. But improvisers treat everything as an offer – even the screw-ups. Something goes wrong and we ask: “How can we use this?” We soon discover our errors can move us into interesting and profitable areas we never would have got into without them – they have serendipitous power. Read more from Max here.
Max is one of our Now Go Create team of subject expert facilitators and trainers and the author of Improvise! Use The Secrets Of Improv To Achieve Extraordinary Results At Work. Learn more about the book here