How much is a good idea worth to your clients and your company?
Improv as an Innovation Engine
Every night improvisers create an entirely new and creative product, delivered to a critical audience. It’s innovation, produced on-the-spot, in a high-stakes environment. WIT@Work’s workshops can help your team learn the improv principles and skills necessary to bring this level of creativity and innovation to their work.
Creativity is a Skill
There’s abundant research demonstrating that creativity is a skill (versus an inherent trait). And, like all skills, it gets better with training and practice. Our workshops will help your team discover their own creativity and learn how to build and harness that skill in their work.
Creativity is a Culture
Improvisers learn that creativity takes a whole ensemble approach. Our workshops helps instill and rehearse the group values and habits that help creativity and innovation flourish.
Ideation and Innovation Group Facilitation
How much is a good idea worth to your company and to your clients? Innovation is a key driver of growth and survival for organizations, and applied improv is an engaging and effective tool to develop and foster it. The same skills, norms, and process that helps improvisers create a new show, every time they step on stage before a critical audience, can be used to help your organization innovate and take creative leaps forward. WIT@Work helps organizations develop and promote improv in two ways: skills training and facilitation.
Creativity and innovation are skills that can learned, improved, and rehearsed. Our WIT@Work applied improv workshops help individuals and teams in organizations recognize and tap into their own creativity, and they teach groups new ways to collaborate and innovate effectively as a team. Creativity is critical, and there are more tools for effectively developing and fostering it than simply sitting in front of a flip chart and making “brainstorming” lists.
In addition to workshops and skill training, WIT@Work offers group facilitation focused on ideation and innovation. From brief half-day ideation sessions to extended innovation retreats, WIT@Work can design and facilitate a process that helps your team generate and explore ideas that tackle the problems and opportunities you care most about.
We’ve conducted WIT@Work workshops focused on creativity and innovation for clients across virtually every industry and public sector: advertising, marketing, PR, international development, technology, finance, security and intelligence, government innovation, and more.
We also have designed and professionally facilitated meetings and retreats focused on innovation and collaboration among stakeholders in high-stakes projects. For example, we designed and led a mid-project retreat for a World Bank-funded ($35 million) Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in Grenada, bringing together stakeholders across over a dozen government agencies and ministries. The Director of WIT@Work, John Windmueller, holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and has over two decades of experiencing designing and facilitating meetings that help groups have constructive conversations and take creative leaps forward together.
Frequently Asked Questions
Curious about bringing some WIT to your workplace? Just fill out this questionnaire and submit it. Our WIT@Work Training Manager, John Windmueller, will be in touch with you shortly.