Thinking Focus are people productivity experts and at this year’s World of Learning they will be showcasing their innovative new management training resource ‘What Would you Do?’ (WWYD). They’ll be running regular sessions throughout the event so people can come along and experience it for themselves.
Thinking Focus are disruptors, working with teams and business units in organisations around the world to help them achieve breakthroughs by enabling them to think differently. It was one of their clients – a global manufacturer – that challenged them to create a cost-effective, time-efficient and flexible way of training their managers which, crucially, would make learning stick and drive behavioural change in the workplace.
The result is WWYD, which challenges the current clamour for online and digital management training solutions. They have deliberately decided to buck that trend by harnessing the huge value of peer-assisted learning. Based on a traditional board game, WWYD is built on old-school face-to-face game-based learning, providing a safe environment for small groups of peers to discuss and debate everyday management issues.
WWYD is designed to develop what they call the ‘jelly layer’, otherwise known as team leaders, managers and supervisors. It can also be used to develop graduates or identify management potential.
It uniquely blends several concepts into one solution: gamification, psychological safety, peer-assisted learning, and relevant contextualised role-based scenarios. Once people play it, they immediately understand how it develops thinking and transforms skills and behaviours.
If you’re looking to train your managers, or you are a trainer and are interested in new resources, why not pop along to their stand and try out WWYD?