Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brains on the Beach - Gamified Co-Creation

“What would happen if we got a dozen or more experienced, talented and turned on OD Professionals together for a weekend to create all new approaches for a real client’s real business issue?”
The Answer = Brains on the Beach

In this episode learn more about Brains on the Beach from one of the original founders, James Bishop. Hear about their unique vision, how it works, what gamification adds to the process, and how you can become a Brains on the Beach Consultant!

Brains on the Beach brings together the best coaches, trainers, facilitators, business experts to develop workplace solutions for corporate and NGO clients.

To encourage co-creation between individuals, the experience is gamified. The GamesMaster finds the client for the Brains to focus their energy on a challenge posed to them and sets the rules of engagement.

The Brains are put into diverse teams and have 48 hours to solve the challenge. However, the teams cannot use old tools and frameworks, as we encourage them to innovate a new solution never used before.

And because there’s no prize money and no-one wins the client, all impediments for holding back (other than ego) are removed.

The Brains therefore have to walk-the-talk they bring to their own practices.

After the present-backs to the client, the Brains leave having experienced one of the most powerful personal and professional development programs they’ve ever been through. The client walks away with new insights and solutions to their challenge. Anything discussed or presented is freely shared between the Brains, for them to further develop if they wish. It really is win-win.

Read more about Brains on the Beach here:

About James Bishop: James is a native of New Zealand and long term resident of Hong Kong. A dynamic facilitator and learning experience designer, over the last 8 years, James has designed and delivered over 550 days of programs in 17 countries to more than 18,000 people from over 135 companies. James is also one of the Founders of Brains-on-the-Beach
The organization brings together the best coaches, trainers, facilitators and business experts to develop workplace solutions for corporate and NGO clients around the world. Email James:
About Your Host:  Monica Cornetti
Founder and CEO, Sententia

A gamification speaker and designer, Monica Cornetti is rated as a #1 Gamification Guru in the World by UK-Based Leaderboarded. She is the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, writes The Gamification Report blog, and hosts the weekly Gamification Talk Radio program. 

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