The Power of Innovation
Innovation is the change that unlocks new value for teams. Does your team have the necessary tools and mindset to consistently come up with new and original ideas?
Play, Discover, Innovate! The Innovation PLAYshop is the ultimate outside the box workshop! Through it's immersive games and content, teams will learn the simple and fun process to come up with original ideas that have value. Participants will learn the 4 steps to enhance creativity and lead to next-level breakthroughs!
Objective: Practicing curiosity, play & (joyful) failure in order to enhance creativity and lead to breakthroughs
For Teams That Are
- Reliant on teamwork and creativity to succeed
- In fast-moving or competitive industries
- Feeling a bit stagnant or complacent
Skills Used For
- Learning how to consistently come up with valuable new products, ideas or processes
- Creating outside-the-box thinking and ideas
- Celebrating failure and see it as a catalyst to success
Innovation PLAYshop Outline
Intro: FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
Opening Activity: Flying Pig Game/Word Assoc. What Is Innovation/Creativity?
Big Idea: All ideas come from other ideas!
(Find Your Sandbox)
Content: Defining Curiosity, Learning Curiosity: Be Humble, Eyes Open, Big Why? Find Your Sandbox!
Sample Games: Anybody Else? Near/Far, ‘Why’ Game, Askhole, WYD? Mind Meld
Discussion: What am I curious about at work? What are potential topics to solve/uncover? What is your ‘sandbox’?
Content: Reconnect w/ play! Finding vs Thinking Of Ideas. No judging. S.C.A.M.P.E.R (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to other use, Eliminate, Rearrange)
Sample Games: Judging Police, Trifecta, Reinvention, Whoosh, SCAMPER Activity
Discussion: How can you create a ‘sandbox’ environment? Apply one element of SCAMPER to your topic and get feedback
Content: Failing joyfully, 3 Myths of Failure (distortion, perception, FOF). Rethinking failure (no right answer, just new info, revel/play).
Sample Games: Nah, Failure Ovation, 21, Clapparama, Bippity Bop
Discussion: In what ways can you create a culture of ‘joyful failure’ on your teams? E.g. of a likely failed SCAMPER idea & what you might learn?
Playful Finale: Innovation Rapid Fire Presentations & HomePlay
Playful Finale 1*: SLAM! Innovation** - a 30+ min guided Experiential Activity to round out the PLAYshop! Teams will be guided through a FUN innovation practice where they build on each others ideas & ’slam’ down new ideas. They will be aided with ThinkPak cards in order to practice S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Lastly they will group ideas into one new innovation & present it through an ‘art’ piece.
Playful Finale 2*: FAILURE TOY GAME - A 30+ min guided Experiential Activity to round out the PLAYshop! Teams will be guided through several rounds with a ‘Resiliency Toy’, where they learn resiliency, ‘joyful’ failure and adopting a growth mindset.
* PLAYful Finales only available for PLAYshops longer than 3 hours
** This portion can be applied to a pre-selected problem or to individual topics that have come up throughout the workshop*
BonaVista Pools is a Pool Construction, Service and Maintenance company. We have a pretty big crew with a wide variety of personalities. You wouldn't be able to tell that though at the PLAYshop as everyone participated fully and with great enthusiasm. We have 2 more PLAYshops and I cant wait to see how they turn out.
Luis & team brought their A-game into our Teamwork PLAYshop! Their captivating facilitation effortlessly led our inter-departmental group of 25 to be open, engaged, and comfortably vulnerable with one another. Through PLAY and thoughtful discussion, we had the opportunity to connect and relate to one another on a level deeper than that which the workplace environment can normally offer. The interactive 4-hour engagement session enlightened the AEO Canada team with both theoretical and experiential understanding of the crucial role that POSITIVITY and TEAMWORK play in our achievement of organizational goals, as well as on an individual level within our personal lives.
The Fundamentals of Play team bring a great energy to each session. The way they communicate their message through activities and games makes the learning fun and engaging. I have liked the way the team connects prior to the planned session and will customize activities to relate to your work/role/environment. We have enjoyed both in person and virtual sessions. Looking for opportunities to work with Fundamentals of Play again! Thanks!!
Our team and our company as a whole has gone through a lot of changes and rapid growth. The Teamwork PLAYshop was a unique & AMAZING way to bring everyone together to learn and have fun as one team. We learned how to adapt to change, have a positive attitude & work better as a team. What a great program! Everyone had so much fun, it was so interactive and upbeat. I would recommend this to any business or team who wants to be more productive and cohesive at work, and many of the skills apply to personal lives as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely book them again!
Luis worked with me on a short timeline to deliver an excellent Storytelling PLAYshop that was extremely well received. It is evident that Luis is a well organized, client focused and engaging facilitator. The session was fun and interactive and encouraged everyone to participate. We challenged each other & did so in a way that promoted positive reinforcement and growth. The amazing insights that result benefit the group and enhance team outcomes. I would highly recommend working with Luis with a small and large groups alike!
Luis’s PLAYshop had our whole team interacting and bonding in the most fun ways possible! The valuable information on innovation through the lens of play and mindfulness is already paying dividends for our marketing team! PLAYshops push you to grow as a team & have a great effect on team morale and the workplace environment. Highly recommended!
Groups up to 20 People +$40/additional Person
- 5- 7 Group Games
- 1 Standard Theme
Groups up to 20 People +$45/additional Person
- 8 - 10 Group Games
- 1 Expanded Theme
- 1 PLAYful Finale
Groups up to 20 People +$50/additional Person
- 10 - 12 Group Games
- 1 Robust Theme
- 1 Robust PLAYful Finale
*Discounts for large groups (100+), startups, schools, social enterprises, and non-profits. Let's chat and figure out your needs.
**Customization, travel costs, or location rentals are extra. Reinforcement programs are available at $1000/hr.