Since 2016 I've specialised in creating team building activities designed specifically for the digital and creative industries. We explore where design thinking (and agile methodology) and overlaps with improvisation, using games to exercise the muscles that aid creativity and collaboration.
You don't need to be a 'right-brain' person. It doesn't matter if you're an introvert, an extrovert (or an ambivert!) the games we use are fun and practical.
Creating a safe space.
How to create an environment where ideas can be freely shared. Looking at the status and group dynamics. How to encourage an open-minded attitude without feeling like you're making a personal compromise.
Adapting to change.
Accept and build. Using the 'bring a brick' listening and responding cornerstones of applied improvisation to evaluate a situation and change course.
Using frameworks & observing patterns.
Using the framework of games to observe behaviours and emerging patterns of self-organisation and collaboration.
Experimenting with failure.
How to enjoy uncertainty. Slowing down to reflect and make improvements.
Using narrative structures to simplify messages, increase empathy and motivation in teams.