Playful learning with your group: from standard process (establishing best practice) into chaotic situation.
Understand complexity, multitasking, productivity, failure culture
- 3 balls
- any other objects
- chart to visualise the results
- stopwatch (smartphone)
Start in a standing circle. Ask the participants to establish a process by throwing each other a ball in a specific order:
∙ Each participant must receive the ball once
∙ The ball must not be thrown to a neighbour
∙ The process ends where it started Let the participants repeat the process until they feel comfortable to repeat it.
When the standard process runs well, intervene:
∙ Make them speed up (competitors do not sleep!)
∙ Add ball two and later ball three (we want to optimise the utilisation rate!)
∙ Launch a "side project" – let them pass a random object clockwise.
Debrief on topics connected to team, complexity, multitasking, productivity, failure culture or others. This game is a fast way to understand or even feel reasons why things do (not) go well in a company.
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