Improv Brain Warm Ups

Improv exercises can be a great way to warm-up the brain for creative thinking. Here are three easy activities you can do with your team to get the creative juices going. 1. Mind Meld Mind Meld is all about getting on the same page while thinking out of the box. Take a look at the… Read more

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20 Problem Solving Activities to Improve Creativity

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Creative problem solving requires creative problem solving activities. Because even if you know all of the problem solving steps, it’s important to know exercises and techniques to actually execute each phase. Listed below are 20 interactive exercises that will help you through each step of the problem solving process. Problem Solving Activities Note: For the… Read more

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The 5 Steps of Problem Solving

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Problem solving is a critical skill for success in business—in fact it’s often what you are hired and paid to do. This article explains the five problem solving steps and provides strategies on how to execute each one. Defining Problem Solving Before we talk about the stages of problem solving, it’s important to have a… Read more

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Carnival of HR: Humor at Work Edition

If you’re correctly applying humor at work, one of the groups you’ll be talking to is HR.   Not because they’ll be scolding you for taking a break at 3pm to run down a Slip N Slide in the company’s front lawn, but because they’ll be yearning to learn more about the amazing benefits of humor… Read more

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Awesome Ideas from the Applied Improvisation Network

This year’s Applied Improvisation Network Conference was an incredible experience filled with some amazing ideas. Below are some excerpts that stuck out to me from the workshops I attended: From This Is Your Brain on Improv (Rich Cox & Janet Crawford): Laughter is one of the brain’s natural responses to get back in sync with… Read more

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