I’ve had the displeasure to attend the odd corporate love-in where a facilitator suggests fancy dress and coloured balls may help in the strategic planning process. Scarred for life, I generally experience reflux every time someone starts suggesting we ‘play a game to get things moving’.
However, of late I have dropped my guard and let others at the agency persuade me to ‘open my mind’. I am not quite ready to spend time with corporate ‘life coaches’ but invested 3 hours on a European train journey to the subject of games. Specifically, I reviewed a text called Gamestorming which, although veering into territory that threatens nausea, is mostly a good summary of well known and emerging techniques for getting results in diverse meeting environments.
In this post, I’ve pulled out the ones I think are most effective. Some I have used successfully before.