It was a nice surprise to have a customer put up a really nice blog about my Innovate and Implement team building exercise last summer; I just got the link today. Sure is nice to see the metaphors carry through from the design into the actual delivery and implementation. That is my operating goal, of course — effectiveness!
What they discuss is some of the key learning factors that they have observed in the exercise and how it links to organizational development initiatives.
I built the game to get players in the frame or mind to talk about the issues that they have found to get in the way of implementing workplace improvements, so the game has “pretend” problems that teams need to solve and sets up themes of roadblock management along with idea generation.
Click on the icon above to read about the exercise from the view of a customer. And connect with me if you would like some discussion about what Innovate & Implement can do for you in your trainings. And you can read more about the game and its design here:
I&I is a really solid team building, problem solving, collaborational game focused on process improvement and working more better faster. Seriously!
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Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.