I'm going to try the "treat the work-day like a show-day" approach. It's the ultimate "take improv to work" experiment. Is it possible to maintain the same pace, energy, engagement, interdependence, focus and sense of play for eight hours a day, five days a week as for a few hours, a couple of times a month?
Is it realistic to think about even getting close?
There's no reason not to. My team has all the best qualities of an improv troupe. The opportunity to collaborate exists in every meeting (and I have a LOT of meetings). The work we do is creative...and has the potential to be even more so.
If there's a chance a job can be as much fun as a hobby, this is it.