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Engaging Remote Employees With Breakthrough Communications

Engaging Remote Employees With Breakthrough Communications

There are specific risks associated with today’s work environment—data security and inappropriate social media posting, for example—in which it is important to communicate about best practices with far-flung employees.

Try These Improv Exercises To Practice Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

Try These Improv Exercises To Practice Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

Here are three exercises that can help individuals discover and implement a resiliency practice for themselves and their work teams - virtual or otherwise.

3 Ways To Help Your Virtual Teams Thrive During A Difficult Time: An Improvisational Approach

3 Ways To Help Your Virtual Teams Thrive During A Difficult Time: An Improvisational Approach

In improvisation we are taught to play the scene we’re in, not the scene we want to be in which forces us to embrace uncertainty, unease and disconnectedness.

How 20 Minutes of Improv Can Increase Uncertainty Tolerance

How 20 Minutes of Improv Can Increase Uncertainty Tolerance

It has long been accepted that practicing improv helps people better adapt to change and think more creatively, but there was little scientific evidence to back it up...until now!

Lennox and Second City Works Collaborating to Make a Difference

Lennox and Second City Works Collaborating to Make a Difference

Second City Works collaborated with client partners Lennox International, GE, and others to produce Real Biz Shorts Anti-Harassment video content.

How To Stay Resilient During Uncertain Times: Lessons From An Improviser

How To Stay Resilient During Uncertain Times: Lessons From An Improviser

I’m writing this from my home. I’ll be here for awhile. Doesn’t feel great. But some of my colleagues at Second City Works reminded me that these can also be lemonade days where we try something new and different.

3 Ways Humor Boosts Compliance Training

3 Ways Humor Boosts Compliance Training

There is an ever-increasing amount of data and research that shows humor is a vehicle for insight and behavior change. I wouldn't believe us either, so we have proof!

Event Wastes Not And Wants Not At The Second City

Event Wastes Not And Wants Not At The Second City

ReFED, an innovative nonprofit committed to reducing food waste, wanted to celebrate a year of milestones with their stakeholders in a memorable, entertaining, and uniquely-Chicago way, so they turned to The Second City to host a festive bash for guests.

What’s Feedback Got To Do With Creating An Ethical Workplace?

What’s Feedback Got To Do With Creating An Ethical Workplace?

When building ethical cultures, leaders need to model the behaviors we desire for our employees: we need to operate in a mode of value and respect; we need to be radically candid with one another; and we need to do all of this in a useful and timely manner.

How To Use Improv To Up Your Legal Marketing Game

How To Use Improv To Up Your Legal Marketing Game

The tenets and skills of improv aren’t just for the budding comedy star. In a recent National Law Review article, legal marketers were encouraged to “unlock their Yes, And” as a way to stay relevant and agile in the ever-evolving industry.

Future-proof Your Workforce (or How To Not Let Robots Win): LinkedIn's 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

Future-proof Your Workforce (or How To Not Let Robots Win): LinkedIn's 2020 Emerging Jobs Report

In LinkedIn’s third-annual LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, soft skills (or as we like to call them, human skills) are listed as 1 of 3 trends set to define the jobs of tomorrow in 2020.

Why Netflix Practices Failing In Order To Succeed

Why Netflix Practices Failing In Order To Succeed

Stanford University lecturer Dan Klein was recently interviewed by This Working Life regarding failure, Netflix, and why more offices need improv training.