Gamified team development

Research based team development tool

6 simulations for different situations

We provide six simulations, each with their own background story and factors related to different theories. Find the simulation that is most suitable for your team.


Know your team's strengths

Simulation: Oktoberfest

Get ready for a change

Simulation: Movin’ Out

Understand stress factors

Simulation: Development Day

Efficient management team

Simulation: Restaurant Rangers

Agility for the team

Simulation: Lean Escape

Entrepreneurial leadership

Simulaatio: Paranoid optimist

Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa


Nokia Ltd

Founder, chairman


The thinking behind SmoothTeam works, and the implementation is illustrative. The great value is in that the tool helps the team discuss the issues in a structured way and thus helps employees in understanding their colleagues. The parsing of entrepreneurial leadership based on my book works well in the tool and helps the team in finding the team’s own way of operating in an entrepreneurial way. I recommend that you try it!

Make your team work in a fun way

According to research, team’s efficiency depends on, among others, trust, relationships, positive atmosphere, cohesion and transactive memory of the team. These develop over time by working together, but this development can be efficiently speeded up through a SmoothTeam exercise. The simulation improves the team’s knowledge of self and initiates many ideas for improving the team’s functions.

In a SmoothTeam simulation the team members’ self evaluation is compared to other team members’ impressions and assessments in a gamified environment. As a result both the team members and the team leader learn how different members see themselves and each other. Discussions during the exercise facilitate the team in finding their own strengths and areas for development.


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Research based

  • Koskelin, M. (2017). Master’s Thesis (in Finnish). The University of Helsinki.
  • Nokso-Koivisto, H-R. (2016). Master’s Thesis (in Finnish). The University of Tampere.
  • Nokso-Koivisto, A., Heikkilä, J., & Luoto, L. (2018). SNA data collection through gamification: an example. XXXVII Sunbelt Conference, Utrecht, Hollanti.

Principles behind the tool

Feedback is an essential factor in development. It gives us a realistic picture of our expertise, strengths and development targets. A realistic image helps each team member in finding a role to make the most of their knowledge.

Talking about team members’ desires, strengths, and personal qualities changes the way team members interpret each other’s behaviour. Better knowledge can help avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary tensions and at the same time improve team integrity and teamwork capabilities.

Hints for team development

Our customers

“We are developing our own team on a regular basis. It is part of our strategy. We were looking for new perspectives for understanding each other through SmoothTeam simulation. It was fun! Thinking about each other’s strengths worked very well through the story. The simulation took the discussion to a profound level in a fairly short time. It provided a sufficient structure, but also enough space for creativity.”
Piritta van der Beek

CEO, Grape People Finland Ltd

“All the assumptions about coworkers’ job preferences were not correct, and in normal everyday work one might not have even realised that the assumption was wrong. The task aroused good discussion right from the start, which would be almost impossible to achieve, for example, in a regular team meeting.”


“We work partly remotely, so everyone doesn’t know each other so well. The simulation taught us some surprising things about the other team members and shared tacit knowledge of each other’s strengths. Better than personality tests, as the findings relate to practical situations and can be instantly discussed in a positive manner.”
Tanja Korvenmaa

Ehta Raha

“I learned new things about my colleagues, especially about their work, their working habits and what they like. The SmoothTeam exercise created a platform for us to communicate and ask several questions that are important for creating a working team. Fantastic! The result reports with their charts, statistics and summaries were great.”
Areski Stichweh


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