Posts Tagged ‘games’

2nd March
2011
written by Bstefan

Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social ChangeWith [[Alexander Laszlo]] I am co-editing a special issue on “The Fundamental Concept of Growth” for the Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change forthcoming in May 2011. It is dedicated to our last years anniversary of the Change the Game Initiative.

It still is a fascinating topic. Unfortunately the public hype about rethinking the fundamental concept of growth, which was created due to the financial and economic crises last year, is now flattening. But there is still a vast amount of material available (e.g. Growth in Transition) and sooner or later the topic will be on the decision makers agendas again, in organizations as well as in macro economics.

Personally I am more interested in rethinking organizational growth, but with a systemic perspective I believe we must be informed from a macro perspective and the interconnectedness of the macro and micro level as well.

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26th February
2011
written by Bstefan

Repost from Mind at Focus Learning Lab

I recommend the book Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo. Actually I bought it (and read it), because of the title only. Being one of the co-founders of the Change the Game Initiative everything that has Game in its brand or title catches my eye, especially if the under title is “A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers.” Isn´t it a nice touch to find something in common with yourself and the products you purchase to impress others? :)

It is a comprehensive collection of the status quo of methods for creative processes, which should eventually lead to innovation (in most cases), for expert teams as well as some examples for large groups. I am not sure why the authors have taken on the metaphor of games and game design (so seriously) to explain the catalog of known and new methods, but it is a nice framing and a playful touch to the whole plot.

Nevertheless taking on another metaphor from music business: it is a great compilation and therefore a book you should read or at least arrange it on your shelf ;-) . Giving the idea of having something in common a second thought, I agree with the authors: The future of work will be more human …

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