Yearly, companies and institutions lose hundreds and thousands of euros due to inefficient processes. There are a lot of improvement processes designed to track those inefficiencies, but in real life, those processes do not prove themselves effective. Why is that? Because they are boring, tedious and inspire little motivation. Lean Scene Investigation (LSI) approaches this issue a bit differently. Employees are put in the role of a detective and the inefficient policies are the ‘criminals’. The detectives catch the criminals red-handed, take their picture and tackle them firmly.
Research on a global scale shows that only a small 13% of the employees actually feels involved with their job. This is the 13% that help the company grow, the other 87% is ‘sleepwalking’ through the day or executes his job in such a way that it’s not productive for the company or institution.
Using the Lean Six Sigma methodology, you start looking for facts. This methodology is the same in Lean Scene Investigation. The employees of an organization fulfill the role of a detective. They conduct research by playing games and using the LSI-app, meanwhile they’re being guided by a LSI-consultant. At the start of the game, the organization chooses a process that needs improvement. There are seven forms of inefficiency, all translated to their own character. For instance, Pablo ‘The Mover’, excessively moves people and objects around and Malcom ‘Double’ executes unnecessary checks.
The employees take their LSI–app and start looking for crimes (which are the practical examples of inefficiency). They take pictures of it and provide it with a short description of the committed crime. After the ‘declaration period’ has passed, the employees vote for each others declarations. Based on the voting, the employees choose the heaviest cases with the biggest potential for improvement. Through playing various types of games, the employees will find solutions which they can implement.
Best Game Design "Lean Scene Investigation" manages to do what a lot of management and improvement games are merely trying: make staff members care about optimizing their own work processes and to become involved with their own organization.The reason this works, is because of its Game Design, which cleverly mixes competitivity (through team play) with cooperative game play loops, and by creating personal individual game activities with tremendous impact despite the overarching cooperative goals. It is a true "bottom-up"- change procedure facilitating game, in fact establishing a new genre. The theme (detective work/crime scene processing) of the game was not only chosen due to the target audience's familiarity (popular tv shows) with it, but also because it allowed for anonymizing bad individual performance on the work floor and personalizing it into 7 wasteful fictitious criminals that run rampant within the organization. By designing a game flow where the management of an organization plays a very tiny role (ceo's never have time plus don't know about the day-to-day problems within an org) and enabling the work force to log their complains and grievances in their specific environment in a positive manner (no griping/bitching but catching crooks!) it becomes a fun and engaging game to optimize your work that catches even the staunchest opponents off-guard. Because of this, the game is applicable to ANY organisation. We are proud of what competent analysis of the problems, cooperation with the target audience has brought the table: a true hybrid game experience (offline/online/physical/mobile/cooperative/competitive) without turning it into a mess, with extremely high accessibility and tremendous replayability. We would appreciate recommendation in the category Best Game Design for meeting those challenges and for creating a solution that instills intrinsic motivation by designing game rules that enforce it.
Motivatie 2e categorie
Best Economic Achievement "LSI: Lean Scene Investigation" is an economic achievement in multiple aspects: - Multiple clients have saved literally hundreds of thousands of Euro's by playing LSI!!! - They have saved all that money by only playing a few days (!) instead of lengthy, expensive trajectories involving traditional consultancy. - The game can be replayed for continuous effect, essentially becoming an efficiency loop within an organisation.
Motivatie 3e categorie
Best Serious Game We would love to win the serious game award for creating a unique experience: a game and a tool in one, both competitive and cooperative, truly changing and transformative. "LSI" Lean Scene Investigation shows what serious games should truly be about: facilitating behavioral change through play.