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Evocatus Consulting Ltd

Teamwork and Problem Solving

By Anthony Sharman
Friday, October 15, 2021
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

 

Teamwork and Problem SolvingProblem solving in business can maximise productivity within your team. At Evocatus we make it our job to help teach your team not only how to think differently about their teamwork and problem-solving skills, but also to gain a wider perspective of the capabilities of their co-workers and colleagues, with the goal of ultimately working more productively and with more purpose towards shared goals and objectives.

 

Teamwork and Problem-Solving Games

We use bespoke problem-solving games to help develop a problem-solving mindset by actively getting members of an organisation involved. We then expose your team to the challenges of decision-making and consequence in complex environments, helping them to make better decisions and to be more aware of how their own psychology can interfere with framing and solving problems.

 

The Problem

If you have a specific problem with-in your organisation that needs addressing with a fresh approach, then our bespoke problem-solving service can be tailored to your requirements.

 As well as using our experience of designing and delivering complex military exercises, we try to bring as many ideas and mechanics as we can from the tabletop gaming world; this allows us to deliver problem solving challenges without complete reliance on outdoor activities. Although we are happiest out of doors, an indoor exercise is often more realistic if time or budget is short.

 

A Step-by-Step Guide to our Teamwork and Problem-Solving Service

Step 1 - We use a problem scoping process to first build a detailed understanding of the issues faced by your business or organisation.

Step 2 - We create a bespoke game for the team, to explain and expose the depth and detail of the main problem and which will allow the team the opportunity to emotionally connect with the issue rather than by just connecting intellectually.

Step 3 – Teamwork - Together the team will clearly define the problem.

Step 4 - Through games and exercises the team can trial, test, and play out the consequences of various solutions, explore ambitious solutions in a safe environment and work together to reach a conclusion.

Step 5 - After Action Review; it is through this reflective process that the emotions, frustrations and insight of the game can be identified, discussed and understood within the context of theoretical tools and models which individuals and the team may find useful. Depending on the level of sophistication required, this review could be supported by specialists, such as psychologists, or by experienced mentors who can coach leaders using their own experience. We can also use technology including GPS tracking and drone tech to be able to play back the action to the team, providing them with a more complete view of events than they will have had during the game.

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