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Maybe your company is going through a re-organization.
Maybe employees need to understand their own corporate culture — and understand how to change and improve it.
Maybe managers need to collaborate across previously isolated functional silos.
Most managers want to do their jobs better. They want the organization to be successful. And they’re willing to work differently to achieve those goals.
But they need help. They need an opportunity to learn, firsthand, how to collaborate more effectively, redesign work processes and manage internal and external change.
This award-winning change management simulation allows groups of employees to learn the value of redesigning how they work, internalize those insights and bring them back to their jobs.
Though it may seem like a game at first, participants quickly become engrossed in the 4-6 hour simulation. As they move from small disconnected groups to one team, cultural norms are exposed, barriers to change are revealed and managers start to internalize the value of engagement, collaboration and team work.
Because of its immersive, hands-on nature, participants in Paper Planes are able to internalize the lessons and take them back to their jobs. The simulation gives them a model of how to collaborate more, deal with change and continually improve work processes.
Thanks to norms based on thousands of participants in scores of different organizations, Paper Planes also provides insights on how an organization or team can prepare for change and a challenging environment.
In Paper Planes Inc. 2.0 participants play the roles of employees in an aircraft manufacturing company — assembler, inspector, tester and so forth. Teams have an opportunity to sell as many planes as they can make that meet specific visual and performance quality standards defined by the customer.
During the simulation, teams go through three production runs. After each, the group meets to evaluate their efforts measured by production cost, quality, customer satisfaction, delivery time and worker satisfaction. After evaluating the production run, workers can redesign the process. Along the way, customer interventions complicate the work redesign and the production process.
Facilitators order supply kits based on the number of participants. Supply kits contain:
In addition, facilitators need a tool kit. The tool kit contains:
Once certified, facilitators will also have access to:
With your first order of Paper Planes you will need to purchase the Paper Planes tool kit.
Paper Planes supply kits are sold based on the number of participants who will be completing the simulation. Supply kits come in quantities of 15, 20, 25 and 30.