at one company
is an after-class report
information technology company who
sent a group of employees in 2000 to attend a TEAMprovising class taught by Milo Shapiro. Results are
based upon questionnaires taken before and after the class.
to the company
we were very pleased with the results and felt that the experience was
beneficial for all. We were also
happy to hear from the supervisor that it was overwhelmingly appreciated by the
summarize the data in the following pages, we are please to report that 100% of the
feeling comfortable, having a good time, and
feeling safe to take risks
patterns in the way they interact
feeling more conscious of obstacles to communicating
learning things that they can apply to
themselves and their work
being able to create at least one new possibility for themselves
interest in recommending this class to others
appreciation for the company sending them to
closer as a team because of the TEAMprovising class. These are
extraordinarily high scores for a compulsory personal development class.
exciting is the full one-point leap (on a one-to-ten scale) in their enthusiasm about
working together -
just after one TEAMprovising class (see "Before and After questions)!
graphs of results are grouped in four categories:
comment after class:
I could tell everyone had a great experience at the workshop. They all shared
openly, with others, their experience. There was definitely more laughter at
work today than I have ever heard.
Thanks a bunch!
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to the class)
think this is a good workshop, especially for new hires. It gave me a
good reason to let down my guard
and get to know everyone better.
Great! Great! Enjoyed class and activities. Came across excellent.
enjoyed the class
was good! I like team work and working together.
... you are a risk taker to be working with us!
made us think and respond instantaneously.
It made all the
managers work together and
on one another.
It taught us to work closely
together and to trust one
Deanna Zanoni, Director