The best way to learn Strategic Doing is to experience it. That's why our colleagues at Michigan State University suggested that we develop a simulation game.
Our Strategic Doing Design Team took on the task, and now we have Strategic Doing: The Game.
The Game takes you through a simulated community meeting in a mid-sized Midwestern town that has been undergoing some major economic and demographic shifts.
The game explores how a group of citizens can come together and develop complex collaborations quickly. In a few hours, by following simple rules, they develop remarkably sophisticated and practical strategies to regenerate their city.
The game demonstrates how we can connect our strategic thinking to action and commitment. Players understand “link and leverage” strategies more deeply. They learn that strategy can be both rewarding and fun.
With the success of Strategic Doing: The Game, we are working on different versions of the game:
In the space of about three hours, you will learn how to build collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way.
If you are interested in learning more about how you might use Strategic Doing: The Game, contact us at Purdue: Peggy Hosea (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ed Morrison (email@example.com), or Scott Hutcheson (firstname.lastname@example.org).