ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING: THE #1 SKILL YOUR COMPANY NEEDS
In today’s ever-changing inter-connected world, we are seeing so much innovation, creativity, and collaboration coming from the entrepreneurship community of startups. And more and more companies realize how important it is to infuse that entrepreneurial mindset into the workplace, but they don’t always know how to do it.
What they DO know is that they want to create a thriving culture that feels like a community and emphasizes self development; a place where executives are empowered, employees are engaged, and Millennials are activated. They want their people thinking big, creatively, and proactively. This is exactly where FreshBiz fits in!
WHAT HAPPENS AT A FRESHBIZ WORKSHOP?
START WITH 3 HOURS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING
Our basic training is the 3 hour game-based workshop which lets participants really develop their entrepreneurial muscles. After a 20 minute intro with game instructions, participants “head out” on a 90 minute immersive adventure of playing the FreshBiz board game. The goal is for them to win the game, and to do so, they’ll need to collaborate, come up with creative ideas and solutions, spot opportunities, smartly manage their resources, and make things happen.
THE GAME PLAY
Each player goes through their own intimate personal process on how they play life and business, while the facilitators in the room support the game play and collect notes they will use later for the debriefing. Before the end of the game, the facilitators get more involved in presenting creative solutions and possible insights through coaching. This gives participants a chance to try new things and shift their strategies, in addition to giving them valuable new insights.
For sure, the most powerful part of the workshop is the last hour.
This is the debriefing and wrap-up, and of course it takes place once the game time is up. For the first 15 minutes, participants get to share their insights from the game; what they learned about themselves and the world of business. AHA moments include participants realizing that they could have played collaboratively rather than automatically playing competitively because of old habits, beliefs, and ego or participants finding themselves stuck in the game because they were blind to the all their non-monetary resources…until a trainer showed them what’s possible.
TAKING IT TO YOUR BUSINESS AND LIFE
The workshop concludes with taking a deeper look at the game dimensions and how they specifically relate to life and business, breaking down old beliefs and ideas, and then presenting new game-changing ways to think and act in business. Now the business mechanics and entrepreneurial thinking have been gamified, participants are now unlocked and unleashed in their thinking about what’s possible for them.
After taking tens of thousands of people through this specific workshop, we can tell you that it definitely has the power to completely shift how people think, communicate, and act. So let’s play!