Does your team actually need Improv-ability?
Unless you can write a perfect algorithm to create a computer program to replace your team, they’ll need to improvise. And improvisation isn’t a character trait you either have or you don’t. It’s a system… an interrelated network of skills that allow the teams that use them to:
- Create and maintain trusting and effective relationships
- See opportunities for mutual benefit everywhere
- See opportunities everywhere
- Get the best out of everyone
- Adapt swiftly to changing circumstances
- Find joy in accountability
And the list goes on and on.
Improv-ability isn’t winging it. It’s practical preparation to make the most of every contingency and every person.
Maybe not, if you’re satisfied with the status-quo.
If you’ve got plans for more, however, you’re going to encounter obstacles. Changing circumstances, interpersonal friction, and mistaken assumptions are part of any group endeavor. If you’d like to overcome inevitable adversity and come out on top, if you want to survive in changing times, your team will need to pull together, see the changes that are emerging, and adjust to stay ahead.
Teamwork, vendor and client relationships, sales… These depend on the ability to collaborate. And improvisors are the best collaborators on the planet.
Improv-ability defines the teams that out-compete the rest.