#1 Factor for Effective Teams
Teams that live in fear falter. Teams that are empowered, thrive. A Google Study determined that the #1 factor for thriving teams is a culture of psychological safety.
Psychological safety is simply when team members confidently inquire, make mistakes, contribute and challenge ideas.
The Psychological Safety PLAYshop is the ultimate team bonding workshop! Through it's 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: FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
Opening Activity: Yes Lets! What is Psych Safety? Why Important? Fear vs. Psych Safety
Big Idea: Psychological Safety is ensuring it’s not expensive to be yourself.
Inclusion Safety (INVITE)
Content: Defined. Myth of Superiority. Be Inviting. Bridging vs. Bonding. Be Inviting! Find the Common Story: We are all HUMAN!
Sample Games: Are You More Like, Weird Clubs, Anybody Else? Quintriplets
Discussion: What myths of superiority might you have? How can you increase inclusion safety & be more inviting on your team(s).
Learner Safety (SHARE)
Content: Defined risks/questions/mistakes without feeling insecure). Learning is vulnerable. Mode or Performance (Fear vs Psych Safety). Embracing Vulnerability. Disconnect fear from failure (joyful failure). Share = transparency + learning
Sample Games: Ask Alexa, Clapparama, Theory Believer/5 Headed Expert, Hotline Bling, Bunny Bunny, Bippity Bop
Discussion: How can you encourage learner safety through embracing vulnerability?
Contributor Safety (ASK)
Content: Defined. Balancing autonomy & guidance, Achievement Cycle, creating contributor safety, coach-accountability matrix. Shift from Tell to Ask.
Sample Games: Consultants. Family Portraits, Pancakes vs Waffles,. Reinvention/Solvers, Shapemakers, Dubbed Movie.
Discussion: How can you create contributor safety on your team?
Challenger Safety (PROTECT)
Content: Defined. Intellectual vs Social Friction. Dialogue vs. Debates. Welcome Dissent. Disruption Question Sequence (Why – What If – How). Cultural Architects
Sample Games: Thing vs Thing, House Flipperz, Why Game, Curiosity, Challengerz
Discussion: How can the team use challenger safety to accelerate common goals?
Playful Finale*: Cup Stacking Challenge - 30+ min guided small team challenge to build the tallest cup stacking - structure possible (with twist instructions!) Teams will learn about creating inclusion & contributor safety while striving towards a common goal. A facilitated discussion around psychological safety, communication & leading by example will follow
Wrap Up: All Playshops include a Recap, Takeaways, and HomePlay!
* PLAYful Finales only available for PLAYshops longer than 3 hours
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.