10 – Collaborative Games

Collaborative games or workshops aim at promoting cooperation within your team and provides it with a common goal so that all the members participating in the game can work together.

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Definition

Collaborative games or workshops aim at promoting cooperation within your team and provides it with a common goal so that all the members participating in the game can work together.

There are various other designations for collaborative games/workshops. You may hear about facilitated meetings, gamestorming, innovation games, visual meetings...

Why should you carry out collaborative games?​

  • May reveal hidden assumptions or differences of opinion.

  • Encourages creative thinking by stimulating alternative mental processes.

  • Challenges participants who are normally quiet or reserved to take a more active role in team activities.

  • Some collaborative games can underline business needs that aren’t being met.

  • Confirms concealed hypothesis.

  • Usually leads quickly to consensus

Limitations

  • The playful nature of the games may be perceived as silly and make participants with reserved personalities or cultural norms uncomfortable.
  • Games can be time-consuming and may be perceived as unproductive, especially if the objectives or outcomes are unclear.
  • Group participation can lead to a false sense of confidence in the conclusions reached
  • How to conduct collaborative games

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