There has been a wholesale change to the way we do business, requiring us to optimize a diverse set of skills necessary for success under extreme circumstances. From flexibility and adaptability, to communication and collaboration, to creativity and innovation, to the myriad challenges of simply managing minute to minute operations, Second City Works is here to help you thrive in a challenging environment.
Some things are so critical to performance that getting even a little better at them can mean a lot. We’ve worked with over 600 Fortune 1000 companies (and counting) to create events, content, and professional development programs that help them improve in a wide range of fundamental areas.
We help people learn to actively listen, build trust, and take responsibility for their message. Those skills enhance the confidence to talk face-to-face, so people can authentically connect and work together with clarity and efficiency.
Our improv exercises teach people how to use structure, creativity, and precision to make messages more engaging and memorable. And they let people practice using body language and voice in front of a supportive audience, so that their confidence, humor, and experience shine through.
We help people learn how to connect with colleagues from different backgrounds and points of view. We teach them how to trust each other and constantly look for ways to make the people around them look good. Because when everybody does that, you’re pretty much unbeatable.
We teach the concept of “Yes, and” to build awareness of every idea’s value. By focusing on speed and abundance, the “Yes, and” mindset encourages people to take risks and generate more ideas. By empowering the team to quickly build ideas up, it accelerates innovation and improves hit rates.
The connection may not be apparent at first, but agility and resilience are inextricably linked. We teach people how to be less defensive and more open to new ideas. And we teach them how to stop freaking out over mistakes and build the grit it takes to fail and grow. Over and over. Until they’re great at it.
We help leaders understand how the art of following can get more engagement and productivity from their team. Leaders will learn how to encourage diverse voices, prioritize trusting colleagues over their personal need to be “right,” and expand their influence by letting their own ideas become everyone’s ideas.
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