The participant tally for "CorporateTheatre" workshops, since June 2002, has crossed 38,400, with all our clients coming in entirely through referrals from those who have experienced the methodology. Irrespective of industry, hierarchy, nationality, or culture, the behaviour, the sharing, and the experience of participants have been almost exactly the same. Unconditionally, participants have demonstrated their ability to come together into new and even changing teams and deliver excellence and enjoy it under constantly changing and increasingly challenging conditions. They have proved consistently that pressure need not become stress, but can instead become celebration. More interestingly the experience of these participants have been reinforced by published research by well known management professionals. Most notable among the books which independently validate the possibilities and dynamics experienced by workshop participants, are, "The Wisdom of Teams" by Jon Katzenbach & Douglas Smith, "The Truth About Managing People", by Stephen P Robbins, and "Good To Great", by Jim Collins.
In the course of thousands of workshops a certain core set of values and principles have emerged as characteristic of the methodology, its delivery, and participant experience. I have made a preliminary attempt to put them down here. These will remain the fundamental guidelines for "CorporateTheatre" facilitators.
“CorporateTheatre” - CORE IDEOLOGY
Theatre for facilitating Excellence with Enjoyment at workplaces by putting
people in touch with their innate and practical ability to have successful
careers along with happy lives.
involves enabling experiential understanding about the immense power and joy of
forming and working as ‘Natural’ Teams, and through them creating powerful and
energized learning organizations.
Delivering a totally experiential, interactive, relevant, and enjoyable
transformational learning experience using Theatre.
Empowering Excellence with Enjoyment at workplaces through Theatre-based workshops.
(a derivative of “CorporateTheatre”
designed specifically for educational institutions)
Theatre in classrooms as a co-curricular activity to teach subjects so that
along with acquiring knowledge, students also experience personal growth,
effective communication, confidence, creativity, and a collaborative attitude
of winning together rather than a competitive attitude of winning at the cost of another person losing. This will not in any way dilute
the ability to compete intensely between teams and defining higher performance
benchmarks as individuals and as teams.