Every respectable book, guru and method on organizational change at least mentions the importance of improvisation: the ability to act without having a script in advance. This skill is often likened to jazz-improvisation. My expertise lies in improvised acting. And I propose to do a 2 hour impro-workshop on this.
You will walk away having experienced several basic skills that help improvising. Skills that remarkably resemble the skills we require in organizational change: act even though you don’t know in detail what to do; co-operate; no fear for failure, because failure does not exist; don’t try to be clever or funny, try and find the simplest, most obvious step, and so on. Not only will you find out that improvisation skills can be learned. You will also have an exhilarating workshop!
Arjen Uittenbogaard is agile coach and consultant at inspearit and professional storyteller and improvisation actor at www.verhalenmaker.nl. At the SEI/IEEE Software Saturn conference 2012 my presentation ‘Mythology for IT Architects’ was awarded with the ‘New Directions Award’. He also proposed the workshop “Fairytales for organizational change.”