Play is not the opposite of work. Play is how we make work MORE EFFECTIVE!
Just a few of our happy clients:
Training programs, workshops, & offsites (research teams are our specialty!)
Case Study: Teaching the King of Engagement How to Engage
When C, a research manager at Facebook, came to Creative Sandbox Solutions™, her team was in need of some diplomacy skills.
They struggled to empathetically understand different audiences.
They “buried the lede,” firehosing their readers and listeners with ALL their research findings.
Their communications were filled with “research-speak”—jargon that was incomprehensible to colleagues and stakeholders.
Their tone tended toward negative and adversarial, which turned people off.
All of this meant they weren’t getting engagement from their communications, and their valuable insights weren’t having the impact they deserved.
Meanwhile, the pandemic had everyone in a funk, so they also needed a morale boost.
We designed a program, Communicating for Influence, which improved cross-functional communication, skyrocketed engagement, and boosted morale, all in a matter of weeks (and all using play-based methods).
In the span of six months, Facebook brought us in to work with five other teams. And it’s no surprise why: participants not only saw behavior change, but also said these were the “most fun meetings I’ve attended all year!”
Some Favorite Methods
Why? Because they work! We’re fans of delivering results and having a a blast at the same time, because everyone has had enough boring meetings. We’re on a mission to bring PLAY to work!
“I would highly recommend this to anyone, any manager, any group, anywhere.”
Head of Research, Fortune 100 Company
“Yours was an impactful, refreshing change from ‘typical’ team education sessions. We saw deep engagement and real learning through the highly interactive and very fun activities. It’s a unique offering totally designed for this challenging video meeting age we’re in, and maximizes the possibilities of the medium.”
User Research Consultant, Fortune 100 Company