Morale & Engagement – Playing a game with coworkers and the knowledge that the organization is investing in its employees creates happier and more committed work environments.
Communication – Each player has pieces of information and unique items. To solve the game, teams will have to relay what they know and accurately share info to move in one direction.
Coordination – There are multiple problems to tackle with limited information and under a time constraint, much like your work projects. Teams need to organize themselves and work together.
Problem-Solving – To solve the game, teams need to develop strategies and use creative thinking. These things propel teams in normal work settings to understand and solve problems more efficiently and effectively.
Role-Setting & Leadership – Players will settle into roles during the game that management can observe. Natural leaders will step up. Role players will support where they can. Detractors will show themselves. And motivators will keep things moving.
Trust & Psychological Safety – Learning as a team together, outside of normal work settings, will create openness and support between coworkers and improve comfortness with sharing ideas, asking questions, and contributing to projects.
All this leads to improved productivity!!!