Session Length: 6 Hours
Target Audience: Anyone!
Conflict: it’s nearly inescapable in our day to day lives, especially on a construction job site, where schedules get tight, budgets start falling short, and the stakes are high. Finding ways to navigate conflict while protecting our own interests and maintaining our relationships can be an overwhelming pursuit. In this session, we offer a new perspective to this age-old conundrum.
Games are a part of the human experience. Whether you play poker with friends, Chutes and Ladders with your kids, Monopoly, Risk, or The Game of Life, most of us have some life experience with games. We’ll start the session by outlining some of the theory that goes into understanding how the board games we play every day are built, and why they work. Differing character types and abilities, limited resources, a ticking timer, and everyone at the table wants to win – these are the same elements that impact the conflict that we experience every day.
We’ll spend the rest of the session playing unique games that give us hands-on, real-time insight into these themes, and improve our understanding of how we can use game mechanics to better manage our everyday conflict, following up each game with a breakdown of what happened and why it’s relevant. This is a fun, interactive session that helps us get to the bottom of removing the emotion from conflict, and increasing the number of winners on our team!
What People Are Saying
“With Arcade Wayfinding’s Gamify Conflict session, attendees are able to step outside of their box by playing games with their peers to take a broader look at their current skill set, which helps attendees self-identify skill gaps with themselves and with their teams. Following the session, attendees gather together with Arcade to have an open dialogue of current issues facing attendees and the group is able to offer recommendations that allow attendees to see issues from a different perspective, which allows attendees to respond to issues in a proactive manner.”
Nicholas Bilotta, Peterson Sullivan LLP
“The Gamify Conflict session was unexpected but very useful. Whenever I’m frustrated with a client or vendor it is probably because of a difference in perspective. What do they want versus what I want, and what rules govern their actions? Instead of assuming I understand my clients’ motives and rules of operation, I stop to assess where things are going and the actions my clients and vendors are taking. This works with co-workers and competitors as well. When I treat my business actions like a game, I can be much more strategic.
I enjoyed the Gamify session because understanding motives and the strategy of other players in the ‘game’ of construction is the obvious need if you’re going to succeed. I also love playing games. I was learning and having fun all at the same time.”
Josh Griesse, Washington Commercial Painters