Yes, you can teach people to be innovative with Junkyard Games
Whether it’s doing more for less, increasing productivity, or reducing costs, innovation is the lifeblood of all successful organisations. Without it, organisations may survive, but they seldom thrive. The fact of the matter is that anyone can be innovative, regardless of profession or level of responsibility. The opportunity for process improvement exists everywhere and at every level within an organisation. Everybody’s innovating, but often it isn’t formally recognized as process improvement or innovation.
The good news is that through process improvement games, anyone can learn how to be innovative with regular practice and a little courage. Fear is a natural byproduct of innovation, and you’ve got to have courage to take risks and share your ideas. The payoff for overcoming your fears can be tremendous, changing the way your company operates, inventing a new product, and saving your business time and money in the process.
Now there is a way to encourage innovation and develop the skills needed to have a positive impact on organisational performance. Junkyard Games is an exciting training game from HRDQ that combines energy and fun with creativity and process improvement. Teams work together, plan, strategise, and execute their ideas to create the most innovative table top games for an international competition among imaginary countries.
How It Works
The challenge is that they may only use the miscellaneous 'junk' available to them. The parts are random, and not every team is given the same stuff. After an initial round of planning and testing, teams are asked to practice their innovation skills to improve upon their original design. Then the outrageous fun begins when the teams get to play each other’s games and compete to win at all costs!
Junkyard Games Learning Outcomes
• Understand the value of managing task-driven and process-driven behaviours
• Differentiate between innovation and creativity
• Discover how to tap into innovative talents
• Learn and apply a 7-step innovation process.
Uses for Junkyard Games
Junkyard Games is effective either as a stand-alone activity or as part of a more comprehensive training programme.
• Kick-off a team-building workshop or seminar
• Introduce the concept of innovation
• Energise an existing team’s level of creativity for innovation
• Practice using innovation skills in a 'safe' environment
What to Order
Contents include facilitator guide and 3 sets of game parts in a tote bag. Each Complete Game includes materials to train up to 3 teams of 4-8 participants. All parts are reusable. For training sessions with more than 3 groups, order one extra game pack (Code 250GP) per team.