Posts Tagged by games way of thinking

HUDDLE Sessions and Gamification

In my business, I use the term “games-way-of-thinking” yet I’ve realized the term is essentially a variation on the theory behind gamification which is a concept getting more and more attention lately. Gamification, according to Wikipedia, is “the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context to engage users and solve problems.” […] more

Use an Icebreaker To Start an Interview

Want to rattle someone who is set to interview you? Or throw them off base and take over? Initiate an ice breaker activity with them. It’s not something they will expect but it will get the interview off to a fun, perhaps quirky, start. And the conversation will flow easily. I did this recently. Cynthia […] more

Team Building Includes People Problems

Unless you have a team of robots, your team is inherently wired to have some level of discord. It’s human nature. We can’t help ourselves. We just don’t get along with our team mates all the time. Project managers all over the world are scratching their heads and gnawing knuckles when their people don’t get […] more

Games-Way-of-Thinking is Good for Business

If you supervise people, or work with others on a team, you can learn to use a Games-Way-of-Thinking to avoid or solve problems.  This way of thinking is an alternative to traditional ways of solving problems when they arise.  The problems I refer to here usually involve people (and the issues we all bring along […] more

A Team Building Activity With a Spinner

I am always on the hunt for good team building activities that others use. I’ve come across many people who are creative at applying a games-way-of-thinking to solve a problem. Today, I read an article authored by Keith Ferrazzi, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, published by Harvard Business Review (“Five Ways to Run Better Virtual Meetings”, […] more