We are always interested to see how companies have integrated our Disruptus innovation game into employee and work interactions. We just received this testimony below from a large medical ultrasound company, and how they used it successfully with their experience design team:
My first experience with Disruptus was remotely playing with innovators from around the world during a session of #Innochat earlier this summer. After one hour, I was hooked. That afternoon I ordered the game from Amazon and by the weekend I’d introduced it to family and friends. Following several rounds of play, I realized it might have benefits for my company. So I ordered another and introduced it to the Experience Design Team at SonoSite.
Although it’s a recent addition to our team, below are some initial insights:
(1) It’s a potential tool we can utilize to spark unique idea generation.
(2) The ability to remotely play with virtual team members utilizing video conferencing technology can have a powerful impact on team cohesion.
(3) A little levity can free the mind.
(4) Giving permission to laugh at yourself isn’t a bad thing.
Also, here are a couple quotes from team members after their first experience:
“Rounds one and two, I was caught up in how to “win” the game – concentrating on how to interpret the rules and do the winningest design, etc. Fortunately, the game’s invitation to have fun was pretty powerful. I gave up worrying about the rules and decided to just go for what felt the most playful.”
“I learned something about my co-workers and their creativity and how their minds work that was fun and energizing.”
Eric F. Shaver, Ph.D.
Senior Human Factors Engineer
Experience Design Group