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Friday, August 9 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What's So Bad About The Box

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You’ve heard the common lament. “Our problem is we don’t think outside the box.” The assumption is the box is bad. True, small thinking and self-imposed barriers are bad. However, some parameters are inescapable. Identifying fixed vs. flexible parameters leads to greater success in strategic planning, sales, team development and more. Discovering the difference drives a more focused approach to overcoming challenges, more targeted investment of resources, and more likely alignment within the organization. This session equips you to lead clients through the arduous process of accepting the constraints they cannot change to find opportunities for truly innovative solutions. We’ll explore how to overcome the misperceptions surrounding applied improvisation and provide ways to help you make your case to the skeptics.


Mary Jane Pories

For over 20 years, Mary Jane’s made her living using applied improvisation in organizations through her company, Fishladder Inc. National and international clients range from Fortune 500 to non-profits with the company receiving recognition as a Top Women Owned Business and designation as a Local First Good for Michigan business. Mary Jane is a Certified Practitioner in Applied Improvisation and captured her... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Wang Center - Room 101