To innovate, or to be a proponent of innovation, it is crucial to have an open mind.
The practices and principles of Improvisation can prepare us as individuals and teams to be in an innovative mindset in many ways.
In addition to helping us adopt and retain a “yes, and” approach to our ideas and the ideas of others, Improvisation forces us to be in the moment and be completely present.
It is through this openness and commitment to the here and now, that we as innovators become more attune to our environment, routines, and world around us . Being in the moment helps us to notice things we haven’t noticed before, increases our awareness and curiosity, and in turn encourages us to form connections that can spawn innovation and creativity.