Management games & practices for improving employee engagement

Management 3.0 Practices

At Management 3.0 we’re not about talk, we’re about action. The best way to not only learn, but to absorb information and adopt new practices is by having fun experimenting. Our practical, hands on and tangible tools and management games are the best way to foster transformational change within teams, companies and even on a personal level as well as to increase employee motivation.

Kudo Cards


Give a gesture of thanks, show someone you care, acknowledge that you appreciate someone’s efforts

Kudo Cards

Kudo Cards are available in our shop
and for free download.

Moving Motivators


Find out what really motivates yourself, your team and your boss with this awesome card set

Moving Motivators

Moving Motivators are available in our shop
and for free download.

Delegation Poker


Clarify who’s responsible for what and foster an environment of empowerment for everyone on the team

Improv Cards (Storytelling Cards)

Delegation Poker is available in our shop
and for free download.

Change Management Game


It only takes 34 questions to change the world! A fun way to share stories of successful change management processes

Change Management Game - Management 3.0

This game is available in our shop
and for free download.

More Management 3.0 Practices & Games

The above is just a taste of our hands-on practices. Check out the below options for a lot more practical leadership tools to help create transformational change within your organization as well as drive employee engagement.

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12 Steps to Happiness
Happiness is something we create it is not something to achieve. It is a path you choose not a destination to arrive at. Download the poster for free

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360 Degree Dinner
A shortcut to the standardized 360 degree feedback: Invite your team to a nice dinner. During the meal you will then give each other feedback


Management 3.0 Certificate of Practice

If you have experimented yourself with and shared your experience of seven or more practices, you may qualify for a Certificate of Practice, one of the ways to become a licensed Management 3.0 Facilitator.


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Business Guilds
Share challenges and experiences with a like-minded community of practice

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Celebration Grids
Whether we succeed or fail what’s important is to learn from our experiments and celebrate learning

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Corporate Huddles
The best way to create quick horizontal decision making among peers with all-hands-on deck meeting

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Culture Books
Ditch the boring employee handbook and create something that truly embodies your company’s values

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Diversity Index
The Diversity Index can help your team and organization acquire insight into how high the current diversity level is. Download the free template

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Exploration Days
Explore new ideas by fostering continuous learning and development within your teams

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Feedback Wrap
Give actionable feedback, the kind that leads to positive, self-motivated action and not disgruntled teammates

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Happiness Door
Share the good, the bad and the ugly by asking for timely, specific and honest feedback

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Identity Symbols
Managing identity is about managing belonging. A clear name and image can help foster a deepened sense of community

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Improvement Dialogues
Creating strong relationships with colleagues by finding the right approach to maximizing each person’s performance


Improv Cards (Storytelling Cards)

IMPROV CARDS ONLINE
Your storytelling game to be used as ice-breaker in meetings or retrospectives.
Now available as online game for your remote team.


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Internal Crowdfunding
The best way for employees to bid on ideas they think are best

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Meddlers Game
Facilitate discussions about organizational structures where multiple teams are working on multiple projects. This game is available in our shop
and for free download

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Merit Money
Paying people based on real merits instead of imagined performance

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Niko-Niko Calendar
Replace boring feedback or happiness surveys with the Niko Niko Calendar. Niko Niko means to “smile” and that’s what it does: It helps you and your team finish the day with a smile. Download the free template

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OKRs
No metric is perfect, and it’s best to look at each problem from multiple angles. OKRs encourage a result and value oriented culture by focusing on the main priorities

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Personal Maps
How well do you know your colleagues? Find out what makes each other tick by creating a personal map

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Problem Time
Instead of focusing on the happiness of people we should be focusing on the improvement of work

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Salary Formula
The most important thing about having a good compensation plan is that it’s not only fair but it supports the culture of an organization

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Scoreboard Index
Setting objectives and measuring things in order to make decisions toward a purpose

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STAR Behavioral Recruitment Questions
Recruit great people to your team by conducting behavioral interviews. Download free questions

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Team Competency Matrix
The importance of identifying expertise gaps both individually and as a team to ensure that everyone’s needs are met

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Team Decision Matrix
The Team Decision Matrix helps you and your team know when to use which decision method. Download the cards for free


Management 3.0 Supporter Badge

Join our Community of Practice – become a Management 3.0 Supporter! Share your experiences and hands-on practices with like-minded people who are in the middle of creating transformational change at their companies. Learn more about becoming a Management 3.0 Supporter


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Value Stories
You can only create new values when you protect what is already valuable. The question is: Do you know what you and your team consider to be valuable? Download our free big values list

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Work Expo
Why do people decide to work together? Answer this question by showcasing your work and visually engaging your team and those around you

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Work Profiles
Job titles affect our own perceptions of our work and can influence others. What would it look like if we all defined our own labels?

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Yay! Questions
What did we do well and what did we learn? Emphasizing learning over right versus wrong


Virtual Backgrounds

Download our collection of eight Management 3.0 video chat backgrounds! Using them, you can share your favorite Management 3.0 principle – such as how to ‘Improve everything’ for your next Retro, or just choose something fun to look at without giving away too much of your privacy.


Introducing a new Management 3.0 Practice

You created a new or discovered a practice and think it could become a Management 3.0 Practice, what next?

First reach out to the Management 3.0 Team to share your idea. Sometimes a practice will be completely new, sometimes a combination of existing practices, and sometimes it is an existing practice, like OKRs, that you believe should be part of our practices. We will check if the practice is in-line with the Management 3.0 principles and is a fit with our other practices. Does it maybe connect to an existing module, or to other already existing practices?

If we all believe it is a good idea, we will create a practice page. A page that describes the practices, and how it can be used. We will also see if we can connect it to an existing module, and if necessary, update the module. 

If there are materials involved, we will also make sure they comply with our Management 3.0 style.

Searching for tools for specific situations?

You are searching for tools and practices to increase employee engagement? We have quite a few tools for you to try: Tools for Employee Engagement

You want to build or improve your organizational culture? Find out more about our tools to help you with that: Company Culture Tools

You know feedback is important. But which tools could you try to improve feedback in your organization? Feedback Techniques & Methods

Enhance your job interviews with our tools and practices. Find out how the candidates are and what motivates them. Job Interview Exercises