What is the philosophy of shared experience?

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David Ahearn  (Author & Co-founder, Four Day Weekend)


David Ahearn explains the philosophy of shared experience that is used in improvisational theater. He talks about when actors are improvising they take an idea and make it shared idea and then work hard together to make it work as a theatrical experience. He discusses how managers can use this same philosophy to encourage the sharing of ideas and coming up with solutions together in an environment where employees who propose ideas are not shot down and are listened to. Ahearn points out that it is not money, but more feeling appreciated and listened to and celebrated is what leads to high employee retention.

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David Ahearn

Author & Co-founder, Four Day Weekend
David Ahearn is an entrepreneur in residence at TCU'S Neeley School of Business and has performed more than 5,000 live shows with Four Day Weekend. He travels the world performing both Four Day Weekend’s live shows, hosting events and keynoting for Fortune 500 companies. Ahearn and his Four Day Weekend colleague's new book, "Happy Accidents, the Transformative Power of Yes, And At Work and In Life", became a National Bestseller and the Four Day Weekend was recently named "Entrepreneurs in Residence" at TCU's Neely School of Business sharing their "Yes, And" philosophy and how it applies to business.

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