Using "Yes, and" at work, with Max Dickins
Max and Graham begin by sharing stories and experiences of improv, with Max offering his definition of improv and how it can help improve co-operation within teams.
> How do you know someone is genuinely listening to you?
Max talks about the difference between active listening and listening to a scene partner in improv, then both he and Graham discuss their experiences in therapy, and how they can make sense of reactions they judge themselves harshly for.
> Yes, and
Graham and Max run through improv’s first rule, which allows for scenes to develop organically through agreement and heightening, then Max explains how repeatedly hearing no prevents us from making more risky decisions. He and Graham then plan a party.
> Sweep the scene
Max shares his views on productivity for creative people, including saving parts of his book that his editor has cut, drawing a line under an experience, a project or a single task and being able to start afresh.
[Graham Allcott](http://www.grahamallcott.com/) is the founder of [time management training](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/ "Link: http://thinkproductive.co.uk/") company [Think Productive](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/).
This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy