The Second City is well known for their improv comedy, their TV shows, and their scores of famous alumni. But what do you and The Second City have in common? Both of you improvise every day!
Second City Communications has facilitated successful business training for over 45 years. Their training program, Working Without A Script, teaches how the basics of improvisation will help your organization communicate better, build stronger teams, and create a positive work environment. Just like an improv troupe, organizations need to know how to work together when the plan doesnt go as planned.
Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, TV personality and Second City alum, along with a talented ensemble cast, Working Without A Script emphasizes that good communication starts with a "Yes, and" philosophy. "Yes, and" means embracing and building upon new ideas. It fosters open mindedness and empowers people to think on their feet and take risks.
When an organization commits to the "yes, and" philosophy, good things will happen!
Key Learning Points
- Actively Listen -- understand what it really being said.
- Affirm each other's ideas -- even if you disagree.
- Build on the idea -- help it grow.