Improv(e) Collaboration in
Hard truth about soft skills
A little background
The what and why of improv
Breaking down skills for eﬀective collaboration
Building these skills may lead to a 49%
increase in productivity
(Hay Group, Korn Ferry)
Why are we chatting about collaboration?
75% of job success is based on soft skill
mastery and only 25% on technical skills
(Stanford Research Group)
Developing these skills may be the
difference between average and high
(Goleman, Harvard Business Review)
A little bit about me
The What and Why
Skills for eﬀective collaboration
Active listening for understanding and support
Postponing judgement to experiment and iterate
How to create a safe space at work
Set intentions and upfront contracts
Take in the “yes, and…” mindset
Find the fun and iterate
Illustrations by Freepik and RawPixel
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