Love opening my email to quick bursts of creativity and life! Like in this article:
Increasing Innovation with Improv Comedy – Reverse the Creative Process
Being effective at improvisation isn’t just about accessing creativity. It’s also very much about applying a different creative process than most people are used to.
Here is an improv comedy game that demonstrates this idea (I’ll explain how below):
The standard creative process seems to be to start with a problem and then “think” of creative ideas that seem to “fit.”
There are two problems with this approach:
By thinking, you cut off yourself off from your creative flow (where your real power is)
By limiting yourself to ideas that “fit,” you cut yourself off from new and innovative ideas.
To get past this, we need to reverse the standard creative process.