We asked CtrlX to help us create a stronger team with a clear picture of our team vision and understand the positive and inhibiting behaviors needed to realize our team vision. The facilitation technique of serious play worked really well. It created an environment where everyone was able to contribute individually in a non-hierarchical way, thinking differently. This enabled us to recognize the full diversity of thinking in the team, which we then turned into a shared vision that everyone understood and bought into as a whole. While it was “hard play” it was also fun. After the workshop, we jointly presented our vision to the wider staff using only a photograph of the model we had built. We don’t need speaker notes anymore and nothing important is left out. When you can describe your vision as a story, it is compelling.