Our First Year

Tomorrow, on September 15, 2012, Groupaya celebrates its one year anniversary. It completely snuck up on all of us. We’ve had our noses to the grindstone this whole year, focusing on doing great, meaningful work, on learning as much as we can, on exploring innovative ways to make a greater impact on the world, and on living our values. It’s been incredibly intense and an absolute joy. We all feel very lucky to have had this experience together this first […]

The Visual Mapping Challenge

I’m pleased to announce Groupaya’s Visual Mapping Challenge! Before I get into any details, I’ll quickly explain why we’re taking on this challenge. The why? We love helping groups take collective action. Generally, the first step towards collective action is building shared understanding. Now helping a group build shared understanding and focus around just simple organizational issues can often feel like a daunting task. (If you’re struggling to do so with your own team or group, we always recommend some simple whiteboarding […]

Seriously, Can Play Help Organizations?!

Gwen Gordon is one of my favorite people to go to when I am facing a personal or professional challenge. She brings science, art, Buddhism, design, psychology, and philosophy, along with a dash of humor and zaniness, making her a fabulous thought partner. One of the professional challenges she helped us with was coming up with our company name, Groupaya! Play has been a passion of hers for many years. Not only is she one of the most playful people I […]