#1 Factor for Effective Teams
Looking for a FUN yet impactful virtual team-building event? Our virtual Psychological Safety PLAYshop focuses on the #1 factor according to research for successful teams: establishing a culture where team members can confidently inquire, make mistakes, contribute, and challenge ideas!
The Psychological Safety PLAYshop is the ultimate team empowerment workshop! Through its immersive games and content, teams will come together to foster a better understanding of inclusion, contribution, and failure.
Participants will learn to build a culture of trust, understanding, and calculated risks to maximize team potential!
Objective: Maximizing team potential by allowing team members to confidently inquire, make mistakes, contribute, and challenge ideas.
For Teams That Are
- Solve complex issues and problems
- Rely on strong communication to execute
- Are diverse & have many different points of view
Skills Used For
- Enhancing ideation and innovation
- Empowering team members
- Improving team communication, collaboration & problem solving
- Teaching modern leadership
Psychological Safety PLAYshop Outline
Intro: Guess That Tune (Pre-Game), FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
Opening Activity: GoStopFaceClap. What is Psych Safety? Why Important? Fear vs. Psych Safety
Big Idea: Psychological Safety depends on everyone rewiring & modeling the behavior.
Inclusion Safety (INVITE)
Content: Feeling included and accepted before being heard. Inclusion Continuum. Myth of Superiority. Ask, invite & share. Differences with acceptance- common story.
Sample Games: Anybody Else? Are You More Like/Categories, Yes Lets, Quintriplet
Discussion: What myths of superiority might you have? Brainstorm ways to ask/invite/share on your team more consistently.
Learner Safety (SHARE)
Content: Taking risks/asking questions/making mistakes without feeling insecure. Disconnect fear from failure (fail joyfully), Mode of Performance/Fear Button, Encourage/Model learner safety. Judging Police (Practice Non-Judgement).
Sample Games: Theory Believer/5 Headed Expert, Hotline Bling, Askhole, Nah!, Failure Ovation, 21, Mind Meld, Swedish Storytelling.
Discussion: How can you remove judgment & allow more risk-taking?
Contributor Safety (ASK)
Content: Idea sharing, embrace leading through strengths, coach-accountability matrix. Active listening. Listen-Loop-Dip.
Sample Games: Consultants. Reinvention/Solvers, Family Portraits, First/Last
Discussion: Where have you held back from contributing? How can you help others contribute?
Challenger Safety (PROTECT)
Content: Intellectual vs Social Friction. Welcome Dissent, Disruption Question Sequence (Why – What If – How) . Dialogue vs Debates, Lead with Curiosity (common goal, big why). Cultural Architects
Sample Games: Why Game, Pancakes vs Waffles, House Flip, Curiosity, Challengerz
Discussion: How can the team use challenger safety to accelerate common goals?
Playful Finale: Epic Psych Safety Speech!cation & leading by example will follow
Wrap Up: All Playshops include a Recap, Takeaways, and HomePlay!
Applicable PLAYshops: Virtual Teamwork, Resiliency, Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Psychological Safety, Storytelling and Recess (Game Show)
Time Required: 1-2 Hours (Recess). 2-4 Hours (All Others)
Ideal For: Remote or WFH teams
Number of People: 8 - 200
Finale/Wrap Up: All Playshops include a Recap, Takeaways, and HomePlay!
1 Hour (Recess Only)
Groups up to 50 People +$25/additional Person
- Applicable to Recess Only
- PLAYful Finale!
Groups up to 50 People +$30/additional Person
- 1 Condensed Theme
- 4-6 Group Games
- 1 PLAYful Finale
Groups up to 50 People +$40-50/additional Person
- 1 Standard/Robust Theme
- 7-10 Group Games
- 1 PLAYful Finale
*Discount 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 available at $1000/hr.