Save the Children is a global humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and ensuring their rights are protected. Founded in 1919, Save the Children operates in more than 100 countries, working tirelessly to address the unique challenges faced by children in crisis situations and impoverished communities. In Asia, Save the Children has established branches and programs in multiple countries to address the specific needs of children in the region. Their presence spans across Asian countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Save the Children Asia faced the obstacle of fostering team-building and collaboration among their staff, who were scattered across various locations, both physically in Singapore and virtually across Asia. They sought a creative and inclusive solution that would unite their team members despite the physical distance. PlayTours, the ultimate event-gamification platform, allowed them to design a game accessible to anyone, anywhere, armed only with a phone or computer. The primary objective was to create an engaging and interactive experience that would encourage active participation and leverage the diverse knowledge and skills of each team member.
The main challenge for Save the Children Asia was to break the barriers of physical distance and bridge the gap between their staff members across different locations. They needed a team-building game that could be enjoyed simultaneously by both in-office in Singapore and virtual employees from across Asian branches, ensuring that everyone felt connected and engaged in the shared experience. The game had to be designed in a way that made the participants switch on their cameras and microphones, promoting face-to-face interactions and fostering a sense of camaraderie. Additionally, the challenge was to create tasks that relied on the unique knowledge and expertise of each individual, providing an opportunity for every team member to actively contribute and feel valued.
Save the Children Asia turned to PlayTours to design a dynamic and inclusive team-building game. Using PlayTours' user-friendly platform, they crafted an interactive experience that required minimal technical setup - all that was needed was a smartphone or computer. The game was accessible to participants from various locations, breaking the barriers of distance and ensuring that everyone could join in on the fun. Tasks were carefully curated to encourage camera and microphone usage, facilitating face-to-face interactions and real-time engagement. The game was designed to encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing, as everyone received different pieces of the puzzle, necessitating active participation from each team member.
The game was divided into various chapters, each containing different games and activities. This structure encouraged teamwork and cooperation, as teams had to work together to navigate through the challenges of each chapter. Each participant received unique tasks visible only to them, creating an exciting challenge that required interaction and communication. By giving different tasks to each team member, the game promoted the idea that they needed to share information and insights with one another to succeed. Throughout the game, participants were compelled to rely on each other's knowledge, creativity, and strengths, leading to an atmosphere of trust and camaraderie.
The team-building game powered by PlayTours proved to be a resounding success for Save the Children. Their staff members thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were actively involved throughout the game. By integrating real-time communication and collaboration elements, the game fostered a strong sense of camaraderie among the team members, even though they were physically separated. By the end of the team-building game, the staff members not only had a great time but also developed a deeper understanding of their colleagues' talents and abilities. The experience left them feeling more connected as a team, with a shared sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue working together effectively.
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