One of the ways in which games and exercises can have the most significant impact on organisations is in the area of developing resilience. This is particularly relevant to teams facing change and trying to cope with uncertainty.
We work on developing resilience through a number of approaches.
Individual resilience is a difficult quality to develop quickly, but we can help to build confidence and encourage a mindset which recognises that setbacks and shifts in direction should be expected and prepared for rather than feared.
Organisations and the teams which make them up are easier places for us to develop resilience, by building mutual trust and confidence. Closely linked to Team Building, we use games and exercises which focus on Decision Making, particularly when things do not go as expected; by making everybody feel just a little uncomfortable, we can prepare them to be ready for the impact of real-world challenges and frustrations.
Resilient Plans & Strategies
Finally, we can run bespoke games and exercises to make sure that plans and strategies have their own resilience. Depending on the time and resource available, this can include scenario-based games to truly understand the situation, tabletop exercises to develop the plan and then live rehearsals to make sure everyone understands what is required of them and what contingencies need to be in place and ready.
At Evocatus, our focus is on using engagement through games to help businesses achieve their objectives, using our experience as leaders, decision makers, trainers and exercise designers. We are confident that we have the key skills to create an atmosphere capable of making individuals, a team, or a plan resilient so that you can approach any set-back with confidence knowing that everyone is prepared and that nothing has been over looked. To make the most of this service we can bring in the expertise of others, depending on the client’s needs. Our strong links to small businesses offering services as diverse as film-making and organisational psychology in the UK and beyond mean that we have a constant feed of new ideas, innovations and context to make sure we can deliver exactly what our clients are hoping for.
Where we operate
Our base at Hartham Park in Wiltshire is a perfect setting to build resilience, experiment with ideas and for playing games: Swindon, Bristol and Bath are all within very easy reach. Alternatively, we routinely travel to deliver exercises at an organisation’s own offices or at an entirely different location; this can be particularly effective when a corporate away-day or meeting incorporates team building scenario games. London and other major cities with good public transport networks provide an ideal place to run experimentation games; Swindon and other regional hubs tend to provide more options for getting out into the countryside or for using larger indoor spaces without breaking the budget.
If you are interested in using our Resilience Service for your organisation or company then please get in touch to discuss your requirements.