Make Good

How do you get the best side shown in others and each other?

When it comes to the interaction between people, whether in a workplace, in a team or in a meeting, the interaction between the people present is crucial to the productivity, the quality and the commitment the individual goes out the door with. The art is quite simple "The art of making good!"
This is what you get with the "art of making good" approach:

  • The ability to bring forward the best in each other and get 1 + 1 to give 3.
  • A tool for dealing with difficult collaborative relationships and having an eye for opportunities, although this may seem difficult.
  • A formula for interaction that makes it fun, unpredictable and productive to enter a collaboration.
  • An ingenious shortcut to help others train new skills or to take other new paths.
  • A grip for engaging others in meetings or in teams.
What is "Making Good"?
- There are three steps in the art of making good:

Is that A sees and understands what B is saying and what the intention is behind maybe getting B to elaborate and explain so that A is sure what B is doing.

SAY YES or "go along"
That A says yes to the intention and agrees with the intension by asking further into B's perspective, knowledge or experience or expressing his interest and possibly adds a relevant experience or knowledge bite.

Is that A now puts further and qualifies the theme or activity B initiated without changing the theme or activity - simply makes B's play good.

The starting point is improtechnics that the director, drama teacher, writer Keith Johnstone created when he wanted to train actors to become more authentic and alive on stage.

The improtechnics combined with a key point of Augusto Boal's thinking. He wanted the individual to play an active role in their own lives. He was a theater theorist and author of forum theater.
Let me exemplify - imagine an improscene:

An actor goes on stage to improvise a scene that she does not know yet, but only has a key word, such as "the daily dishwashing".

She grabs a cigar in her mouth, goes on stage and yells loudly: "What the hell are you doing, Holger - there is still washing up on the table !!?".

If not one of the players sees what her intention is, then her start will fall quickly apart - her play calls for a counterplay now.

If an actor nr. 2 goes on stage and says YES by, for example, assuming a submissive attitude and saying: "Sorry, sorry, sorry Gerda, I was putting clothes in place and completely forgot about the dishes - it should not happen again. "

Actor nr. 2 can MAKE GOOD by, for example, gently adding: "I think your cigar looks like one of the last of the cheat cigars Frederik had for New Year's Eve, so maybe you should ..."
With me as your consultant you get:

  • 25 years of experience from +350 jobs - I know the practices in many different companies.
  • A certified facilitator and coach, that are dedicated to solve the task and are using a personal approach.
  • Methods to ensure lasting and concrete effects so that you get the most out of my assistance.
What is my story behind "Making Good"?

I was seized by the theater during a college stay and later I helped start a theater sports club, we were training the impro theater.

I felt much more at home in the improtheater, than in the more traditional part of the theater, where the actors use rehearsed roles and replay.

For a number of years I was a trainer for theater sports clubs and also an actor in improtheater. At the same time, smaller assignments arose, where I used improv techniques to train cooperation and interaction for different professional groups. That part grew steadily, while my theater work slowly diminished.

Over a number of years I have trained many managers and employees from many different types of companies in the art of making good.

In other words, improv and improtechnics have played a very central role in my career and its development and have always stood my heart especially close and have been a main factor in my approach to interaction and communication.
Below I elaborate on the first of the three steps in the art of making good: to SEE
(in Danish - I am sorry)

Thanks to Hanne Pilegaard for her help getting the video in the box!

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