Granite Devices is a Tampere-based eSports company that produces control solutions for digital motorsport simulator equipment and electric motors. The COVID-pandemic has been a fruitful time for us as global demand for eSports products has grown exponentially.

Based on strong technology expertise

Our company is based on strong technological know-how, and over the past year, the spectrum of engineers has been seasoned with commercial professionals. The growing staff has been divided into teams, which are responsible for their own areas of responsibility.

With the help of the simulation, we got to know the strengths of the team and solved stalemate situations

From SmoothTeam’s diverse offering, we found a suitable simulation for our situation. In the simulation, we went through the strengths of our team, and through open discussion we were able to resolve various stalemate situations. The simulation was gamified, which made the exercise even more interesting and effective.

The process worked efficiently

We used an external facilitator to run the simulation so that each of us could immerse ourselves in the discussions. Communication with the facilitator was smooth throughout the process and the facilitator was genuinely interested in our organization.

The simulation allowed for an open and genuine discussion among the entire team. I learned to know my team better, as well as to understand other team members’ assumptions regarding my own strengths. As a team, we learned to identify the strengths that connect each other and understand what kind of tasks are outside someone’s comfort zone. The exercise evoked an understanding of people’s diversity and how important it is to consider others as well.

I recommend the SmoothTeam simulation especially for small teams that work closely together and are in the early stages of growth.

Pekka Mäki-Kuutti
Head of Marketing
Granite Devices