That's why I prefer playing games to brainstorming. Games help free participants' minds and unleash their creativity. When we play a foresight game, we look into the distant future – ten years ahead, and it helps to overcome this fear. But then, using the so-called "back-casting method," we go back to today's world. Backcasting starts with defining a desirable future and then works backward to identify events that will connect that specified future to the present. It helps accept inevitable changes easier.
While devising a strategy with a client's team, we also play games. For instance, one part of a team plays for customers, and another part tries to identify their needs and persuade them to buy their ideas. Of course, we don't use the outcomes of these games only to formulate a strategy; we employ market research, trend analysis, and so on. But games may be exceptionally helpful regarding idea generation and decision-making. If you have similar tasks and don't know what to do, drop me a line, and maybe I will help.
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