Why did we create the Playbook Toolkit portfolio?
Our mission with the Playbook Toolkit is simple: leverage the power of gamification techniques (and tons of hands-on industry experience) so you can generate better ROI from programs, workshops, meetings, classes and meet-ups by using tools and playbooks to help facilitate meaningful engagement, accelerate productivity and surface high-impact ideas.
Over the years, our Playbook Toolkit team has facilitated and run thousands of training classes, workshops, onboarding programs, team meetings and conference break-out sessions. And one thing stands out: many participants come away with great ideas and solid plans but when they are back in the office, they struggle to implement and adopt the methodology and best practices they learned.
Why does this happen? What we heard again and again follows the same theme:
“It’s fun and inspiring to participate in a training class or workshop, but it’s hard to share what we have learned with people who haven’t taken the same class or program.”
“We spend too much time in our business systems and workplace apps, but not enough face-to-face interaction and personal engagement.”
“We would love to have hands-on tools and other tangibles we can use when we are back in the office to help us implement strategies and ideas from workshops and training classes.”
This is how the business games were born and our how Playbook Toolkit came to life. We collected and curated all of our materials, instructions, folders and tools – transforming Post-it notes, index cards, charts, counters, diagrams and dice into board games, flashcards, maps, guidebooks and posters.
We designed each game, card deck, poster and toolkit around three simple principles: make it fun, make it easy to understand and share, and make it useful and sticky so people want to use them.