Ask Agger, CEO, Workz
This presentation was given at the 2016 Serious Play Conference, hosted by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
How do we turn strategy into a shared project? How can we build trust and collaboration across international corporations? How do we enable leaders to navigate the accelerating complexity of modern matrix organizations? The short answer is involvement. In this session we take a closer look at how physical board-games can accelerate trust, collaboration, and learning as engaging talking-pieces. Hear about the Scandinavian approach to leadership and why global industry leaders like Maersk, ISS, and Novo Nordisk ¬– whose CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen was selected last year by Harvard Business Review as the best-performing CEO in the world – are using board-games to train leaders, strengthen culture, and accelerate strategy execution. The session will be in two parts: first a presentation with specific cases and insights from Workz’s development processes, and second a workshop part where we get an opportunity to try Gamechangers™, a leadership simulation on strategy execution and stakeholder engagement that won gold at last year’s International Serious Play Awards.