Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Reboot – Make

PROMPT. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?* A meal. My cooking. At home. From scratch. With Blue Apron. Blue Apron makes cooking fun and easy. We’ll provide you with all the ingredients that you … More Reboot – Make

Reboot – Wonder

PROMPT. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?* I quit my job in April (over here) after giving notice in later March 2014. This post is part of Reverb – 2014 Reboot. “I wonder what’s next?” followed suit, you know – similar to when one enters or leaves prison (I … More Reboot – Wonder

Reboot – Moment

PROMPT. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).* Thursday, May 1, 2014 Palo Alto, California Design for Dance 2014 May 1 held the moment (or moments) of my feeling most alive. My moment was at the 2nd annual Design for Dance 2014, sponsored by … More Reboot – Moment