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5 Ways to Use Story Cubes

Time to play your way to creative problem solving

Kate Dames
Nov 16, 2017 · 5 min read
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Some of the cubes from the Story Cubes selection.

1. Warmer

Before any meeting, or after a break, story cubes can be used as a warmer to set the scene and get the creative juices flowing.

2. Get to know each other

For teams that either doesn’t know each other, or teams who does not collaborate effectively, story cubes can be used as a tool to get team members to know each other better and find similarities between them.

3. Increased collaboration

One of the rules of improv theater is that each time a new idea is presented the other actors need to accept it. Only when a new idea is accepted can the story go forward. When an idea is rejected, the story ends and it’s not interesting.

4. Increased creativity

Creativity can only happen when you allow yourself to think differently from what you already know and think. Creativity, like any other skill, can be practiced and significantly improved over time. Yet, when starting on your creativity journey when you’re not used to it, can be very challenging. Making use of an external random input significantly helps this creative process and story cubes is a perfect tool to help.

5. Learn better presentation skills

One of the greatest fears of most people is the fear of public speaking. According to statistics, even worse than the fear of death.

Conclusion

Good games are simple and can be re-used or adapted to be used in many different environments or contexts. Story cubes is a simple, very adaptable game which can be used at home or with friends, or in the work environment to increase collaboration and stimulate creative thinking.

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Creating post-agile workplaces

Kate Dames

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A cup of fresh ideas for old problems. Integrating technology, agile, gamification & lean to make workplaces more human, productive & fun. www.funficient.com

Teal Times

A collection of post agile resources and ideas to create more human workplaces.

Kate Dames

Written by

A cup of fresh ideas for old problems. Integrating technology, agile, gamification & lean to make workplaces more human, productive & fun. www.funficient.com

Teal Times

A collection of post agile resources and ideas to create more human workplaces.

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