Our service offering is vast. From team problem solving games for Swindon companies through to business development planning and training solutions for companies in London, we can help. Led by Anthony Sharman, our services have been designed to help businesses overcome challenges they may face.
Testing plans before putting them into action allows teams to check that the plan works (at least in theory), to identify potential problems and to identify where key decisions might need to be taken. Wargames to test a plan can be done at any level of sophistication, from a tabletop exercise through to a live rehearsal.
These can be run at any level of sophistication, from a simple tabletop discussion to an immersive exercise across a large area and supported by actors, bespoke film content and specialist advisors. With a design focus on achieving specific outcomes, the real value comes from the observation and review process, through which lessons can be identified and shared.
A crucial part of a Change Management programme, we have achieved some great results for clients seeking to communicate and advocate a need for change through an experience rather than through being simply told. Through the use of bespoke film content, red-teaming and scenario-based wargames we can create this experience and promote understanding of and engagement with the need for change.
Before any big event, it pays to go through a rehearsal to minimise risk. The importance of the event and the risk of failure will determine the level of sophistication, but we can support anything from a single tabletop run through to a series of exercises to make sure everyone knows what to expect and even to practice contingency plans for dealing with the unexpected.
High Impact Events
Increasingly, a high-impact event is one which maximises engagement and interaction; people can watch a lecture over the internet, so you need to give them something really special if you are going to get them to attend an event and to give some real attention to your agenda. We have experience in making the most dry and complex topics sexy and engaging and can help out with everything from a little planning consultancy to running and resourcing the whole project for you.
In military wargames, the enemy players are the ‘Red Team’. The art of being an effective Red player is understanding the purpose of the exercise; it’s rarely to rip things apart and break everything. In the civilian world, we offer a similar skill set, gently challenging assumptions and running exercises to test plans and processes with an emphasis on stress-testing.
There are numerous providers specialising in developing leaders in the marketplace; although we don’t focus on this area, the challenges we can present to achieve specific exercise objectives will also often provide significant learning and development opportunities for leaders. The team has significant leadership experience, so can tailor an event to emphasise the benefits.
We can help to develop corporate and individual resilience through carefully calibrated scenarios. Decision making under pressure, developing situational awareness and identifying team strengths and weaknesses can all contribute to collective resilience, particularly when delivered in a progressive way.
Dry and complex issues can be challenging to explain and advocate, even within an organisation. We can run games which familiarise teams with concepts, challenges and opportunities through emotional engagement rather than a lecture. This could be a part of consent building for a larger project or a stand-alone event. Even if the basic concept is relatively simple, a bespoke game can explain and explore its application and impact in a way that generates maximum engagement.