Tools & Resources

Games, Videos & Exercises


Quality improvement is hard work, but that doesn't meant it can't be fun and inspiring as well. Each month we will post a game, video or team exercise to help you promote performance improvement, leadership and engagement in your team.

Check back regularly for new inspiration.


Lean LEGO Simulation -- 04/01/2013

This hands-on simulation is designed to introduce several basic concepts of the Lean System. It requires 4 runs (with an optional 5th run), in which LEGO® block assemblies are produced by 2 operators and shipped by a third person. 
Total run time is about 60-75 minutes.  Discussion time and review may increase the activity time up to 120 minutes.
putting the pieces together

Archived Games, Exercises and Videos

Date Title
09/28/2012 5S Numbers Game
02/01/2012 Broken Squares
09/01/2012 Butterfly Effect Game
06/01/2012 Coaching Video
01/01/2013 Comic Cut-Ups Exercise
07/01/2012 Famous Failures Video
12/01/2011 Game: Ice Breakers
09/01/2012 Health Care Scattergories
11/01/2012 Jeopardy for Health Care Improvement
04/01/2013 Lean LEGO Simulation
04/01/2012 Life After Death by PowerPoint
10/24/2012 Paper Puppets Game
08/01/2012 Patient Safety Word Search
03/01/2012 Peanut Butter and Jelly Game
03/01/2013 People Polling
12/01/2012 QI Card Games
05/01/2012 Red Bead Game
02/01/2013 Spreading Good Practices: The "Selling Spread" Game
10/01/2012 The Marshmallow Problem
01/01/2012 Video: Leadership from a Dancing Guy