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What Improv Can Teach Your Team About Creativity And Collaboration
Dec 05, 2013 0 Comments
We knew any presentation by actors from The Second City, Chicago's world-famous improvisation troupe, would be funny. But who knew we would walk away with key insights into creating a collaborative work environment?   Yet that's...
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What Jazz Can Teach Business About Innovation
Nov 21, 2013 0 Comments
In a recent episode of Boardwalk Empire, Chalky White’s wife was angry because he took his son to play with Jazz musicians at his nightclub.  She feared that it would upset the order of his classical training.   Traditionally...
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Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers
Aug 15, 2013 0 Comments
A little over a year ago, National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) announced the launch of Impact Creativity, a three-year, $5 million effort to secure the funding of education programs at our 19 theatres. Together, these theatres...
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Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Management "Performs" Change
Aug 02, 2013 0 Comments
Associate Professor of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Steven Taylor, has received a Fulbright Award to contribute his expertise in what he has coined as “organizational aesthetics,” by helping Massey University...
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Corporate Diversity Training Takes the Stage
Jan 08, 2013 0 Comments
Bloomberg Businessweek recently featured an article on the Mirage Hotel & Casino's new diversity training program. Instead of cajoling employees to participate in the optional diversity training program, the company had employees...
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How Poetry Can Help Your Business
Dec 04, 2012 0 Comments
Harvard Business Review recentLy published a piece entitled The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals. From creativity, to empathy, to simplifying complexity, reading and writing poetry can help business people succeed in the...
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If Miles Davis Taught Your Office to Improvise
Aug 14, 2012 0 Comments
The old saying goes, “The only thing constant in life is change.” And with the current pace of change in the workplace, there is a demand for businesses to be ready for anything and everything. In order for business leaders to...
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Firms Push Visual Note Taking to Spark Creativity, Sharpen Focus
Apr 30, 2012 0 Comments
Author: Rachel Emma Silverman, Wall Street Journal. Doodling for Dollars was originally posted on wsj.com on April 24, 2012.   Put down that smartphone; pick up that crayon.   Employees at a range of businesses are being...
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Music in offices: sing it loud and proud
Apr 03, 2012 0 Comments
In an article in The Guardian, Paul Guest writes about four choirs competing for 2012 Office Choir of the Year.  Here is an excerpt:   "Ruler here, pen there, scanner off to the right side, computer staring straight at me...
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Bringing Creativity to the Courtroom
Mar 06, 2012 0 Comments
Intelligent Entertainment Solutions recently released a case study that highlights the success of a collaboration between performing artists and renowned law firm Duane Morris.   “Duane Morris employees create and deliver presentations...
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What designers can learn from improv
Oct 24, 2011 0 Comments
Fast Company knows that the arts can help your business.  Read how the five rules of improv (1. Don't Deny, 2. Listen, Watch and Concentrate, 3. Be Specific, 4. Change, change, change, 5. Get It on Its Feet) can make for a better...
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