As CNN Business reports: Companies are turning to improv classes as a means to address issues such as unproductive meetings, poor communication, and bad leadership. Improv training helps improve communication, collaboration, listening skills, and the productivity of brainstorming sessions. Through exercises like “Yes, and,” participants learn to actively listen, be open-minded, accept others’ ideas, and feel more comfortable presenting their own ideas. Improv classes also aid team building, breaking cultural barriers, and boosting confidence, making participants better equipped to handle high-pressure situations and think on their feet. Various industries, including tech, healthcare, retail, and law firms, have embraced improv as a valuable professional development tool.
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