Game Plan for Change
A Tabletop Simulation to Ignite Growth Through Transformation, Game Board
By (author) Wayne R. Davis
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Game Plan for Change by Wayne R. Davis
Book DescriptionThe Game Plan for Change provides a means for teams, workgroups, departments, business units, and organizations to learn and apply key principles of change in a real time context. The process uses these game boards (sold in sets of four) displaying 17 dynamic and interdependent components which have corresponding exercises that are completed by the participants. Completing the exercises generate scores in the form of indicators of success or indicators of failure and are aggregated into a final change scorecard at the end of the workshop. The setting is in a facilitator-led, two-day workshop where the participants are divided into small teams. Each team selects a fictitious case-based organization to guide through the simulation process on the game board. Participants are presented with information, discuss solutions, evaluate alternatives, solve problems, make decisions, and learn how well their business case will execute its change initiative based on their decisions. The result is a comprehensive value-based change map for executing a successful change initiative. The outcomes of the activities and exercises highlight the strengths, weaknesses and potential roadblocks the fictitious organization will face whether their change is incremental or transformational. Because simulations rank high among the most useful learning techniques for emphasizing a training-in-context concept, where the learning environment approximates the workplace environment in as many contextual ways as possible, participants will leave the experience with competencies that can be directly and immediately applied in real change situations. Organizations suited for conducting the simulation are commercial enterprises, strategic business units, professional services firms, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, municipalities, academic institutions, college courses, and others. Circumstances benefiting from implementing the simulation are mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, consolidations, new programs or projects, business refocus, global expansion, downsizing, major system implementation, as a companion to strategic planning, and others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470457757
(302mm x 229mm x 9mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wayne R. Davis
Guide to Executing Change for Executive Leaders, Paperback (March 2009)
Most often, change fails because a leader attempts to shortcut a critical phase of the change process. This package provides the resources and tools needed for the practical implementation of any change initiative, from simple process-step change to large-scale assimilation projects.
Guide to Executing Change for Managers, Paperback (February 2009)
Offers you the information and tools that you need to successfully execute change within your organization. This book shows how different work styles can benefit the change process. It lets you consider the dimensions of change - what will change and what are the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Guide to Executing Change for Individual Contributors, Paperback (February 2009)
Offers you the information and tools you need to successfully execute change within your organization. This title helps you; visualize the future of your organization; identify challenges your organization may encounter when implementing change initiative; and, determine which projects to fund and which to put on hold or eliminate.
Guide to Executing Change for the Project Management Team, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Wayne R. Davis
Offers you and your other project management team members the information and tools that are needed to successfully execute change within your team and ultimately your organization. This book lets you and your team determine the resources requirements; build a conceptual work plan; and, identify the risks and obstacles.
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