SFerrante_26July2016_Impact100 (62 of 79)Businesses have discovered that improv-based trainings are an effective way to build collaboration, communication, and creativity (in addition to being a ton of fun).

In fact, studies have shown that people can improve their communication skills and lower their anxiety with regular practice. Improv’s low-stakes training increases the likelihood that team members will feel comfortable communicating in a variety of work situations. “Yes, and” is the key.
~Forbes Magazine

“What you need to do in improv is listen closely to every word a scene partner is saying,” she says. “When you’re in a meeting with a client, you need to not only hear but deeply listen to everything.”
~Rebecca Waber, Innosight in Boston.umbrella

“Initially I didn’t know what improv was, I just knew that it involved some kind of public speaking,” she says. “When you do improv and come back to the corporate world, you realize how many small things you thought were important don’t matter.”
~Nithya Venkateswaran, WeightWatchers.

The benefits of improv in the workplace has been covered by publications like Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, and more.

CNN, Using Improv to Teach Business Skills is No Joke

Forbes, Why Improv Training is Great Business Training

Slate, Getting to Yes, And: How Improv Comedy Skills Became a Must-have for Entrepreneurs

Inc. Magazine, Companies Use Improv to Boost Collaboration and Creativity

NPR, Top-tier Business Schools Add Improv Training

Video: Improv Training Helps Scientists Communicate

Video: Improv and Organizational Change