"SideHustle was sort of a game that a bunch of friends and I played already. A lot of times we just sit around and come up with crazy ideas.. We’d come up with some weird name and then make a business around it.
So actually having a structure and a framework to build out a game and have a structure to play with other people who aren't as familiar with it is a really good way to have fun and then be able to get back to work when work calls.
It's just a fun way to sit around and connect with different people and have fun as. Having weird, crazy ideas, and then just like letting it go and moving on to the next weird, crazy idea that you're going to do.
One of the cool things SideHustle helps with is showing your team members and coworkers that they can be creative and they can create new businesses, new ideas, new concepts, even if they don't think of themselves as creative.
"One of my biggest challenges about building the right team is finding people who think about things in the same way you do, but have differences enough that they provide compliments and we can come together to bring our customers an amazing product.
SideHustle is a great mechanism to not only have fun and get to know your coworkers and friends but also to do something that's a little bit disarming while still exercising your mind and challenging you to think about things in new ways while keeping them at least semi-realistic in order to keep it fundable."
"One of the biggest challenges in the I've seen in the workplace is creating a culture where people can bring new ideas up to other people.
After playing SideHustle, I definitely saw a different side of them. More of the creative side. Haven't talked to them, maybe on a personal level in some ways, but after playing, I feel like we got to know each other and had a good time."
"The biggest challenge that we face with our team is just getting everyone really excited and in a creative spirit, as it relates to product development, a lot of the times we're talking about challenges that we face. So when we approach things in a more creative fashion, it tends to be more productive.
SideHustle has been great in getting people excited and creative about problem-solving and having everyone on the same page about taking a creative outlook for a product direction.
We actually were able to take a lot of the conversations and thoughts that we had playing SideHustle and translate that into actual product features.
If you're on the fence about SideHustle, just try it . You have nothing to lose. I mean, if you're looking for something to do with your team to engage them and have a fun experience, post-work, there's nothing that's going to be more fun and as relevant that can actually translate to improving productivity in the workplace."
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