In the era of rapid transformation, the ability to adapt and improve has become very important. Organizations should work on building the culture of improvisation. There are different types of improvisations that are seen in different types of employees. This Transformation Tuesday, let us look at how organizations can foster improvisation skills among their employees:
Organizations should create awareness among teams and employees about the different types of improvisations skills. They should make their teams aware of the impact of competition and collaboration on the improvisation skills. With greater awareness can help in creating a better team composition.
Leaders can ensure that the new joinees are coupled with more experienced improvisors from whom they can imitate and learn. This can also help organizations to make teams such that employees with strong improvisations skills are assigned to projects that are not structured and not certain.
Balance cooperation and competition
Research suggests that both co-operation and competition are equally important for a healthy organization. Leaders need to maintain a balance where employees co-operate wit each other at the same time it should not affect the competitive abilities of aspiring and ambitious new joinees.
Leaders need to emphasize on co-operation because it helps to promote generative improvisation, but without strong competitive improvisation skills, employees will struggle to develop reactive improvisation skills that they need for a strong foundation for growth.
Build a strong social structure
Organizations should support strong social structures to promote generative improvisation skills among the employees. Leaders and managers should create an environment rich of social interactions that generate trust and co-operation. This enables employees to gain inspiration from each other and work together and come up with new ideas without fear for rejection or failure. So leaders should work on building strong social communication mechanism supporting both formal and informal mechanisms.
In today’s world, improvisation is the key to growth. Leaders and employees who are capable of improvisation, will help the organization grow.
Written & Compiled by Faber Mayuri