Try our game: Negativity Smash! [BETA]
One of the biggest factors in creating a POP! Culture® is to smash out negativity that prevents EVERYONE from constantly sharing and implementing new ideas. In this game you choose how well you think ideas flow through your team, group, or organization and then smash the negative nonsense that gets in the way of creating an innovative culture.
Smash people saying 'yeah but,' 'that's a dumb idea,' and even, 'that's stupid!'
The goal of the game
The goal is for the user to experience how much more energy it takes to deal with negativity. Although you still may score a lot of points, notice how much more effort it takes - both physical and mental - to play each level.
To get the full experience try each level starting with the easiest ("Ideas are super easy to get implemented at my company") then move to the second and third levels. Again, what we want you to do is FEEL how much easier the game is to play when negativity is easily removed. In our testing people consistently scored higher on the easiest level than the middle and most difficult levels when playing the web based version. The apps can make it easy to score but the physical and mental efforts appeared to be higher.
Reflection questions after you play the game
1. How do negativity and red tape effect innovation and creativity?
2. How much more energy and effort (both physical and mental) did it take to play the game at the higher levels? How does this relate to fostering innovation is a work or school environment?
3. Assume you scored the same amount of points in each level but the second and third took more effort. How does this relate to employees being willing to share and try to implement new ideas when there is a lot of red tape and negativity? Would they be more inclined to stay at a company where they can get their ideas implemented but it takes a lot of effort or leave and go to a company where they can get their ideas implemented with less effort? Sounds like a silly question, doesn't it?
Note: You must use the latest version of either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to play via the web. Apps for playing on a mobile device are available by clicking on the icons below. If you need to download Chrome or Firefox you can do so by clicking on the respective icon.
It may take about 10 seconds for the game to load if you are playing via the web depending on download speeds.