training programs and offsite meetings, creates a context for groups to learn to share best practices across an organization and to leverage resources for maximum effect.
LiquidAssets simulates a company that must deliver a new product – a valuable liquid substance – to market within an ambitious time frame. Each level in the organization develops its own perspective and typically forms a limited understanding of the efforts and concerns of other parts of the organization. After a mid-session off-site meeting, in which all members begin to understand the issues from various perspectives, the teams learn to share resources and work towards a common goal. The dynamics generated in this simulation provide a basis for a group to learn about – and understand – organizational learning and empowered responses in a hierarchy.
The four-hour program is held outdoors for groups ranging from 12 to 200 participants at all levels of an organization.
- Share best practices across an entire organization
- Understand the importance of collaboration and communication across the organization
- Demonstrate the need for coordinating the roles of corporate leadership, mid-level management and work teams
- Demonstrate the complexity of leadership and teams in hierarchical organizations