We provide various simulations, each with their own background story and theoretical background factors. Find the one most suitable for your team.
This game helps in understanding your colleagues and especially their preferences regarding different kinds of work tasks. The simulation creates mutual understanding and empowers better team self-guidance.
The essence of this simulation consists of different factors affecting team work, including concentration, creativity, tolerance to conflict, and performing. The simulation frees the mind of the work roles and provides an opportunity for discussion on hidden strengths and different roles at work and at spare time.
This simulation helps in understanding team members in stressful situations. The exercise also promotes open discussion of stress factors within the team.
The simulation deals with work-related stress factors, including work fragmentation, challenging social situations, and unclear division of labor. People experience the effect of these factors on stress levels differently. The story progresses through everyday situations and provides an opportunity for a facilitated discussion on team members’ experiences regarding different stress factors.
The simulation takes the team to make strategic choices for an internationally successful corporation in difficult times. You will face business challenges that highlight the entrepreneurial aspects of your team.
In the simulation, the team will be able to evaluate itself and its performance in relation to various elements of entrepreneurial activity. The team encounters situations that require for instance uninterrupted concentration or asking “why”.
Efficient management team
Research shows that effective operation of the management team deals with for instance ability to argue in a constructive way, psychological security, acknowledgement of mistakes and making efforts towards common objectives.
Management team differs from the other teams in the organisation: the management team is timewise a secondary team to its members. Management team also deals with the most difficult issues in the organisation and makes critical decisions. For these to succeed, the team needs to be able to deal with challenging questions and critically evaluate the choices that have been made. As the story unfolds, concrete situations help a facilitated discussion on team members’ readiness and strengths in different kinds of situations.
Twists of remote work
The simulation helps the team in exploring their practices in remote work. Both personal and team’s common challenges in doing remote work are examined and, at the same time, an open discussion culture is promoted. The variables are compiled from various guides and instructions related to remote work.
In the simulation, the experiences of team members on remote work can be discussed openly in a facilitated fashion. What are the hardest parts for different team members? What works well? What hasn’t been talked about? The simulation allows for an open discussion that can be used to develop team operations.
Diversity on the table
The simulation helps the team understand the kinds of diversity that exist in the work community and engage in a constructive discussion of the related phenomena.
Different people are the strength of an organization, and diverse teams have been shown to perform better than homogeneous teams. However, diversity often prevents us from recognizing the needs or preferences of others. As the story progresses through concrete situations, many types of work community diversity are dealt with in a facilitated discussion.
Biases in our thinking
The simulation helps to understand the phenomena related to thinking and interaction. The exercise provides background on everyday phenomena such as stereotyping and “not invented here” type of thinking and helps the team to discuss actions and decision-making. The exercise promotes a culture of open discussion. The variables are based on research on the subject (in particular Kahnemann).
The story provides a background for a facilitated discussion of the team members’ experiences in collaboration and decision-making. The story enables open discussion and therefore drawing conclusions for the team’s activities.
Conflict situations and emotional temperament
The simulation helps to understand the different tendencies and behaviours of team members in conflict situations. The exercise promotes an open culture of discussion on the topic.
The simulation deals with different ways of dealing with conflicts such as adaptation, seeking compromises and not giving up easily. During the simulation, the experiences of the team members are discussed in a facilitated manner and ways suitable for the team to present different views are sought. The simulation is based on the A and C dimensions of the Workplace Big 5 model.
Why don’t you try an agile way of working in safe surroundings resembling a modern work environment. Lean Escape combines an escape room with a SmoothTeam simulation. The environment highlights characteristics and ways of working that are typical to an agile way of action. Is the team good at throwing itself into tasks? Does it ask enough questions? Who keeps the spirits up when an experiment fails? Lean Escape is a combination of peer evaluation, agility mentor’s observations on your team’s actions and linking the topics to your everyday work.
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