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Intl. Serious Play Conference 2017 FLIGBY Presentation v5 2

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The FLIGBY Simulation: Virtual Reality for Building Flow and Flow-based Leadership Competencies

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Intl. Serious Play Conference 2017 FLIGBY Presentation v5 2

  1. 1. The FLIGBY Simulation: Virtual Reality for Building Flow and Flow-based Leadership Competencies PRESENTER/FACILITATOR: DR. MICHAEL J.D. SUTTON (GAMEDOC) CHIEF GAMIFICATION OFFICER, FUNIFICATION LLC MICHAELJDSUTTON@FUNIFICATION.BIZ HTTP://WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/MICHAELJDSUTTON
  2. 2. Major Headlines (1) 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 2
  3. 3. Major Headlines (2) 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 3
  4. 4. 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 4
  5. 5. We Are at Childhood’s End, The Puppet Masters, The Martian Chronicles, and Second Foundation 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 5
  6. 6. An Age of Corporate a Personal Arrogance Envelopes Us… 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 6
  7. 7. Conflict, NOT collaboration and co-operation infect most of our workplaces 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 7
  8. 8. Consilience may provide a key to Transformational and Emergent Leadership 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 8
  9. 9. Agenda for Today 1. Introduce Speaker 2. Outline Critical Failure Factors (CFFs) in enterprises, governments, colleges and universities associated with Leadership &Teamship Behaviour 3. Build a Marketing and Sales Business Case Study 4. BusinessValue Proposition (BVP):Why Is Flow a Critical Resource, Especially at the Workplace? 5. Wrap Up 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 9
  10. 10. 1. Introduce the Speaker • Magister Ludi: //GameDoc// Sutton • Latin: "Master of the Game" 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 10
  11. 11. My Story [1] • My childhood: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 11
  12. 12. My Story [2] • My early teens: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 12
  13. 13. My Story [3] • My adolescence: • National Lampoon’s “Are you a Nurd?” poster of 1977 • This pre-dated my life as an egghead in the mid-60s 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 13
  14. 14. My Story [4] • My early high school years: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 14
  15. 15. My Story [5] • My middle high school years: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 15
  16. 16. My Story [6] • My late high school years: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 16
  17. 17. My Story [7] • My early career: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 17
  18. 18. My Story [8] • My mid career: https://s3.amazonaws.com/lowres.cartoonstock.com/business-commerce-consultant- business_consultant-organizational_change-organisational_change-efficiency_expert-aban2078_low.jpg 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 18
  19. 19. My Story [9] • My current calling: 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 19
  20. 20. My Current Research Challenge • How could we make any Leadership & Teamship Development Simulation (Sim) attractive and useful to overworked, stressed- out, senior executives and senior leaders? • Let’s approach this challenge together as a Business Case Study. http://www.crosswiresblog.com/wp-content/uploads/iStock_OverworkedManager.jpg 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 20
  21. 21. 2. Critical Failure Factors (CFFs) – the 800 lb. Gorilla in the Room • Lack of high quality Leadership & Teamship Behaviour continues to be the foundation of significant CRISES in organizations https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7TGv/laquinta-inns-and-suites-gorilla-in-the-room 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 21
  22. 22. 2. Critical Failure Factors (CFFs) • Enterprises, governments, colleges, and universities are NOT • providing the level of priority, engagement, or commitment necessary • to build exemplary competencies in Leadership &Teamship Behaviour 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 22
  23. 23. 3. Build a Marketing and Sales Business Case Study •How can we interest executives and leaders to overcome the CFFs with a sim or game? • We’ll use FLIGBY [Flow is Good Business forYour] as an example for the Business Case. 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 23
  24. 24. Let’s Start with Flow --Dynamic Concept for the Workplace • FLOW is: https://youtu.be/dWcapC-kriY Marer,P.,Buzady,Z.,&Vecsey,Z.(2015).MissingLink Discovered.LosAngeles:ALEASSimulations,Inc./ 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 24
  25. 25. FLIGBY Identified 29 Leadership Skills Associated with FLOW Promoting Leadership (FPL) • Marked in green are skills identified to be especially useful for generating Flow. Marer,P.,Buzady,Z.,&Vecsey,Z.(2015).MissingLink Discovered.LosAngeles:ALEASSimulations,Inc./ 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 25
  26. 26. FPL is Guided by an Ethical Leadership Responsibility Framework Marer,P.,Buzady,Z.,&Vecsey,Z.(2015).MissingLink Discovered.LosAngeles:ALEASSimulations,Inc./ 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 26
  27. 27. FPL Leadership Responsibility Framework [1] • “Leadership must embrace the idea that before products, profit, and market share they are primarily responsible for the emotional well-being [and happiness] of their workers.” • Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Good Business: Leadership, Glow, and the Making of Meaning, 2004.) 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 27
  28. 28. FPL Leadership Responsibility Framework [2] • Anita Roddick, [formerCEO and Founder atThe Body Shop] relates how she occasionally started board meetings or a conference with financial investors by announcing: • "Well, I think we are not going to grow next year.We just want to have more fun." • (She mentioned: "You can see them blanching." ) 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 28
  29. 29. FUN & HAPPINESS in the Workplace??? Really??? • Would anyone feel comfortable working or investing in a business that puts fun before financial growth? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140717145811-16836306-the-high-cost-of-unhappy-employees 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 29
  30. 30. Q: How Do We Engage Senior Executives to See the Crises in Leadership and Teamship as Critical to Long-term Organizational Health? 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 30
  31. 31. Flow’s Relevance for Any Kind of Group • “The greater the Flow in a team or in an organization – that is, the greater the number of key participants who are in (or near) that state – the better the unit’s performance.” • Prof. MihalyCsikszentmihalyi (Good business: Leadership, flow, and the making of meaning, 2004.) 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 31
  32. 32. 4. Business Value Proposition (BVP): Why Is Flow a Critical Resource, Especially at the Workplace? 1. Attracts the most able individuals 2. Retains employees longer 3. Gets spontaneous effort from individual’s work 4. Promotes a happier life 5. Supports skill development & personal growth 6. When things go well at the workplace, the good feeling continues after work… 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 32
  33. 33. Are BVPs Convincing? Let’s Take a Look… • WHY? WHY NOT? http://techedgellc.com/organizational-change-myths/ 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 33
  34. 34. Would a Virtual Reality Sim Prove Valuable? https://metrix.fligby.com/demonstrate-game 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 34
  35. 35. Would a Sim/Game Architecture Prove Valuable? Marer,P.,Buzady,Z.,&Vecsey,Z.(2015).MissingLink Discovered.LosAngeles:ALEASSimulations,Inc./ 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 35
  36. 36. Would FLIGBY’s “Branching Tree” Storyline Prove Valuable?Scenestartshere Sceneendshere A player’s decision path 1 2 3 The player makes a decision and then selects the appropriate choice. The choice made produces consequences. At each point we provide feedback and the player continues. At each decision point involves a three- step sequence: 1. Challenge 2. Decision 3. Feedback FLIGBY offers multiple choices:, players are presented with two to five options, and they pick one from the list Scenestartshere Sceneendshere FLIGBY offers multiple choices:, players are presented with two to five options, and they pick one from the list Copyright, ALEAS Sims., CA 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 36
  37. 37. Would a Structured Individual Feedback Report Prove Valuable? YOUR GAMING PROGRESS… Your Gameplay Results • Spirit of theWine Award • FlowTrophies • CorporateAtmosphere (Corporate Culture) • Profitability • Sustainability Badge • Your Colleagues “No-holds-bard” Comments onYou as their Manager Your Leadership Skills Profile • Your 29 Leadership Skills on a Single Chart • YourTop 3 Skills Identified, Compared and Explained • Your MostTo-Be-Improved Skills Identified, Compared and Explained The “Flow-Map” • Your “Sum Flow” Index • Your Colleagues’ Final Positions on the Flow-Map Mr. Fligby’s No-Punches-Pulled Opinions onYou As a Leader/Manager 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 37
  38. 38. Would an Interaction Based upon Virtual Scenarios and Feedback Prove Valuable? 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 38
  39. 39. BIG BUSINESS CASE QUESTION? • How could we make any Leadership & Teamship Development Simulation (Sim) attractive and useful to overworked, stressed- out, senior executives and senior leaders? https://www.cebglobal.com/talentdaily/johnson-johnsons-anti-burnout-program-highlights-value-of-executive-wellness/ 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 39
  40. 40. Q: How Do We Appeal to Leadership Exemplars (vis-a-vis Collins)…??? • Humble Leaders are Learners • Arrogant Leaders are Closed to Learning • Learning Imperative Required for Successful Leadership & Teamship Development 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 40 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/power-level-5-leadership-william-green-ii
  41. 41. Session Wrap Up RECAP 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 41
  42. 42. We Used a Business Case Study Format • Built a Business Case for Leadership buy-in to a scientifically designed educational game (a business simulation), and an advanced, data-driven, people analytics tool for Leadership andTeamship evaluation and development. • Example: FLIGBY: No. 1 Gold Medal Prize winner in the Seattle 2012 International Serious Play global game competition, as the best in class. 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 42
  43. 43. Recent Clients Using FLIGBY 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 43
  44. 44. My Current Mission [1] • Create a significant and positive impact on the development of • emergent entrepreneurs, • emergent intrepreneurs, & • emergent leaders. https://getemergent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/EL_Image_sm.png 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 44
  45. 45. My Current Mission [2] • Engage the “players” in FUN through disruptive learning: • approaches, • innovation, • models, • philosophies, • techniques, • technologies, & • tools http://www.sganalytics.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Machine-learning-infogrpahic-3.png 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 45
  46. 46. My Current Mission [3] • Demonstrate that investing in Leadership & Teamship will positively impact key performance indicators for • leadership success, • organizational agility, and • organizational culture. https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-key-performance-indicator-image25991143 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 46
  47. 47. My Current Mission [4] • Apply a learning development platform that is: • Game-based, • Problem and Project-based, • Sensemaking-based, • Decision-based, • Emotional Intelligence-based, & • CriticalThinking andAnalysis- based. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSgpbByr9uMcaeR7zTk1gywdt4oJKeKfDVoQstYQh-_DonEpcgc 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 47
  48. 48. The GOAL! https://elearningindustry.com/8-reasons-experiential-learning-future- learning&psig=AFQjCNG0XgXOHMEZeR9jnpkwhQJvAdw9dg&ust=1499888920044157 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 48
  49. 49. THANKS FOR BUILDING INSIGHT TOGETHER! 2017 Intl. Serious Play Conference, George Mason U, Manassas, VA 49

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