Commedia Partners & Conscient Strategies
Sure, you’re partnering with us for what will be no doubt be a fun event, complete with insights and takeaways that will fully unite your team and have it re-emerging energized, engaged, and transformed, and more closely united around organizational goals. In short: a team, one ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
But how can you make sure the lessons and takeaways of your improv event actually “stick?” With your team now fully behind you, what can or should you be taking as you take the next steps toward implementing strategy, managing change following a merger or a transition in leadership, or simply maintaining relevance in the marketplace?
Commedia Partners and Conscient Strategies: creating long-lasting cultural impact and kickstarting change
Creating long-lasting cultural impact: developing the Team Dynamics and Culture You Want
Sure, you’re partnering with us for what will no doubt be a fun event, complete with insights and takeaways that will fully unite your team and have it re-emerging energized, engaged, and transformed, and more closely united around organizational goals. In short: a team, one ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
But how can you make sure the lessons and takeaways of your improv event “stick?” How will you ensure that the improv experience actually changes the day-to-day interactions and culture in your firm? How do you reinforce the behaviors you want? Listening skills, silo smashing and interdepartmental collaboration and coordination, creative problem solving – whatever new behaviors you hope to see need to be consistently applied and reinforced. Dramatically increase the standard 10% of training that employees remember.
You are implementing a new strategy, integrating two organizations following a merger, in the midst of a transition in leadership, or working to maintain relevance in the marketplace. How do you ensure that your culture and people come along and drive success? Most of the time, the failure of employees to embrace the change fully prevents you from achieving the envisioned success. For example, only 70-90% of mergers reach their goals, and what trips up success is that the people are not managed with the same attention as the accounting, technology and legal considerations.
Improv is a great way to kickstart your change process. It’s fun and instructive; it highlights many of the issues that employees often don’t want to see, and it begins to bring your team together. And once you have a tremendous start, continuing to embed and manage the change is easier and faster.
To help you solve these challenges, Commedia Partners is proudly collaborating with Conscient Strategies, a company devoted to helping you manage the constancy of change. The team at Conscient Strategies, Nancy Kaplan and Hannah Romick, both field-tested experts in managing change, have helped executives and teams from the global Fortune 50 to non-profts and start-ups to:
- *Increase revenue & profitability and achieve mission driven impact
- *Manage growth and change processes
- *Maintain productivity by diminishing the fear, anxiety, frustration and distractions associated with growth and change
Together, Commedia Partners and Conscient Strategies will unite your team, and then help it seamlessly navigate the shifting organizational tides. We work together to craft an engagement unique to your organization’s needs and goals. Partner with us today.
Shawn is also available to speak about the interpenetration of improvisational comedy and organizational culture, business, training and development and leadership. He has lectured and provided improv insight to organizations of all sizes, including, most recently at the annual global conference of the Society of Human Resource Management, held last year in Orlando, Fla.
Partnering Pro Bono
Over the past few years, Shawn Westfall and Commedia Partners have been proud to facilitate pro bono improv workshops for sexual assault survivors by partnering with national organizations like Living Out Loud and SOAR (Speaking Out Against Rape). As well, Shawn has discussed and presented the strategies of improv comedy to the national conference of SART (Sexual Assault Response Teams), those who are “first responders” in cases of sexual violence or assault. If you’re a government organization or non-profit that works with or provide services for survivors of sexual assault, please feel free to contact Commedia Partners to see if there’s a way we might continue using improvisation to serve this community.