It turns out improv isn’t just about comedy — in fact, it didn’t even start out that way. Instead, it could be used to hone social skills and make you a better leader, Second City directors Anne Libera and Kelly Leonard said at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
“Improvisation is yoga for your social skills,” Leonard said. “Improvisation is loud, noisy group mindfulness — it’s a practice in being unpracticed.”
According to Leonard, recalibrating the way you communicate by saying “Yes, and” — as opposed to “No” — helps to innovate.