Looking for a fun way to inspire innovation, creativity and collaboration in your workplace? Facilitators, coaches and H.R. practitioners are using our toys to do just that.

The Empathy Toy

Our first in a new series

Toy packages are a “facilitation in a box”. They come with detailed materials which allow you to run your own workshops, generating rich discussions about the role of empathy and communication in the workplace.

So how does a toy teach empathy?

More about the Empathy Toy here

From Empathy to Action

Moving your team from working in silos to thinking creatively and collaboratively

empathy icon: illustration of two adults playing blindfolded

Empathy

Players are challenged to put themselves in each other’s shoes - learning how each other thinks and communicates.

play metaphor icon: illustration of puzzle pieces from the Empathy toy

Play Metaphors

By discussing the outcomes of the game, groups go deep into complex, delicate conversations about how they work together.

Communication

Gameplay and the debrief afterwards reveal the unique communication styles of co-workers,
allowing them to identify best practices to avoid costly misunderstandings.

    Workshop Topics

  • Teambuilding
    By fostering a shared sense of fun and exploration, the game can promote healthy collaboration and break down silos.
  • Leadership
    The game is a low-risk opportunity to test different leadership strategies, and to nurture open dialogue between different levels of workplace hierarchy.
  • Change Management
    Play the game multiple times to establish a common language and routine, then introduce new rules or players to assess how they respond to change.
  • Conflict Management
    By providing a frustrating challenge within a safe environment, the game allows players to identify and address root causes of workplace conflict.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
    The empathy required by gameplay sets the stage for meaningful discussions about acceptance in the workplace.
  • Project Management
    The game can be used to illuminate and sensitively discuss strengths and weaknesses in cross-departmental relationships, allowing for smoother functioning of large-scale projects.

Professional Development

The toy’s ability to get players to assess themselves has demonstrated great value in a variety of professional development contexts