On May 28th we tackled a challenge of young change makers in Berlin. Twenty people from different communities and countries shared their stories, ideas and enjoyed the power of play. It’s amazing how much energy 90 minutes can generate!
Yes, you are allowed to play!
We could all see that it is not just possible, but indeed helpful to play in order to work on serious issues. Play stimulates creativity in a very natural way. Between the games, different perspectives, stories, and ideas have been shared and appreciated. Great ideas and new connections emerged from this versatile session.
Diversity is appreciated!
We are very thankful to all the people, who brought together a very mixed group of different minded people. Young change makers from the Art of Transformation Lab connected with other beautiful people from various backgrounds e.g. design, business and art.
Connect, Act … and Celebrate
The flow of the 90 minutes was designed to help people to connect and act quickly. What started with funny childhood games “revisited” and ended in a playful team competition under serious time pressure! In a very short time, three teams created business ideas they could bring forward, based on their talents and strengths. The ideas were to be presented by the teams in a pantomime competition.
Actually, it has been impossible to guess any of the ideas presented. So we have been all winners, had great fun and where impressed by the unique ideas developed in such a short time! Last but not least, we could all share the drinks we had foreseen as price for the winners.
Thank You for the Gift of Feedback
A few days after the sessions, the three hosts gathered for a playful debriefing. It’s been an experiment for all of us. To make you sweat at the end of the session was really a challenge ;-)
Thank you for playing!
- Giulia Molinengo, Group and Process Facilitator, Co-Initiator of the Berlin Art of Transformation Lab
- Marianna Recchia, Business Designer with passion for social innovation, Service Innovation Team at Volkswagen
- Karen Schmidt, Knowledge/Innovation/Change Consultant, Co-Owner of Becota
You are invited to join or host the next session!
Encouraged by the positive atmosphere and feedback we will continue to further explore and develop this session format. If you have a serious challenge you would like to try tackle in a playful way to gather new perspectives – we will help you to set-up a plörk session!