Games for decision-making

Start, Stop, Continue

Object of Play The object of Start, Stop, Continue is to examine aspects of a situation or develop next steps. Number of Players 1–10 Duration of Play 10 minutes to 1 hour How to Play Ask the group to consider the current situation or goal and individually brainstorm actions in these three categories: Start: What…

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Build The Checklist

Object of Play In all work of reasonable complexity, there is a moment-to-moment risk that equally important tasks will overwhelm the human mind. In knowledge work this may be doubly true, due to the intangible “fuzziness” of any particular task. For groups that are charting out how they will work one of the most practical and useful things…

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Spectrum Mapping

Object of Play Spectrum mapping is designed to reveal the diversity of perspectives and options around any given topic and to organize them into a meaningful spectrum. This game gives players an opportunity to express their views without having to assert them vocally or even take ownership of them in front of the group. It’s valuable because it…

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How-Now-Wow Matrix

When people want to develop new ideas, they most often think out of the box in the brainstorming or divergent phase. However, when it comes to convergence, people often end up picking ideas that are most familiar to them. This is called a ‘creative paradox’ or a ‘creadox’. The How-Now-Wow matrix is an idea selection…

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Argument map

…complex situations and infoglut. You need a good oversight to think about your future, or to really understand your clients. You are committed to empathically include everybody’s reasoning and arguments. You want to make wise and just decisions. ✣  ✣  ✣ Making the right choices and decisions is crucial. Often too, we need to decide fast. Do…

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