What kind of feedback has come from your teams?
The feedback from the teams has been that game arouses a lot of thought and reflection. The game gives a moment to the kind of discussion that is needed in today’s working life. An hour is enough, because you get so quickly below the surface, as far as you want to go there. Moments of stopping are needed and this gives it a chance.
It has been kind of sad to notice that while moving at a fast pace, people feel that nowhere does they stop to look at what has been achieved.
This has been a valuable tool because it gives us time to stop together to look and reflect on the past, plan for the near future, and reflect on what is valuable and meaningful to us in the big picture.
The development story of one team
With one team, we had two Topaasia discussions where I think there was a great change in thinking. The first session produced a world-embracing, value-laden, and strategy-driven discussion. When we were able to continue the discussion after a couple of weeks, it was honed into a concrete and small everyday development topic that was recorded. I recently received feedback that the matter has been taken forward. As a point of the story, I think this tool works well in a process-like way as well.
Would you recommend Topaasia?
I recommend it to all people who work in teams. Above all, I want to emphasize the clarification of the work and the overall picture of the team. I also recommend Topaasia to showcase the strengths of the work community, which is not yet very natural in Finland. I also recommend it when you want to take the development of everyday life forward in small enough pieces.