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If you’re a fan of improv, you appreciate the beauty of thinking on one’s feet, staying present in the moment, and “Yes and”-ing your counterparts.
Well, apparently some business schools have caught the comedy bug as well. Although advanced business degrees aren’t necessarily a must-have for media folks like us, some top business schools are offering improv classes.
According to a blog post on NPR, Duke, UCLA, MIT and Stanford are teaching improv mainly because professors indicate techniques boost collaboration, creativity and risk taking.
For example, as pointed out in the piece, an improvisational leadership class at MIT involved a scene with hospital administrators firing a surgeon after a horrible operation.