IN THIS SUMMARY
In The Improvisation Edge, author Karen Hough provides a guide for applying the intrinsic collaborative skills and behaviors of theatrical improvisers to increase innovation and efficiencies and to build trust within an organization. Four secrets of improvisation are presented that organizations can apply to build collaboration and trust in the workplace: 1) cultivate a positive atmosphere by creating Yes! Space; 2) encourage the growth of ideas with Building Blocks; 3) promote sharing and Team Equity; and 4) view surprises and mistakes as opportunities for innovation with Oops to Eureka! These four secrets are aimed toward trainers and managers looking to establish trust and build teamwork among their employees.