Starship allows people to identify dysfunctional processes and work dynamics without becoming defensive.It creates a safe learning environment that permits people to take risks, be creative, and learn from mistakes without fear of adverse consequences.
The simulation replicates the fundamental dynamics of most work systems. Participants can experience and understand these more clearly in a time-limited activity that stimulates group learning without the distractions encountered in their normal work. Starship has been adapted to run in a minimum of 2 hours or a maximum of 2 days.
All races, genders, cognitive abilities and cultural differences benefit from the types of learning that occur in the Starship workshop. We have trained 2,000 miners in Venezuela, to the top 12 leaders in a company's upper echelon. It has been used in banking, healthcare, engineering, mortgage companies and universities, as well as manufacturing for which it was originally designed.
The core learning outcomes from this experience have been found to be highly accessible and universally relevant for all types of work systems. Participants have very little difficulty making the internal connection from the meaning of this experience in their own work and behavior. We pride ourselves on the "aha" moment that occurs when participants realize what they can accomplish when they communicate.
The simulation involves participants with an active "hands-on", engaging learning environment. Because of the immersion in actual work and work systems, adults are given the freedom to "role play" where they might not otherwise be involved.
Most work-related simulations get the point across that positive changes can be made. However, this workshop, with its financial facts will give participants a final percentage of improvement when all is tallied after the second Production Run.. This opens their eyes to what can be overcome in a short amount of time with proper communication.