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Resources on Futures Games in Organizations

  • 1.  Resources on Futures Games in Organizations

    Posted 27 days ago
    Dear Colleagues,

    As a follow up to our last PDW on scenario planning gaming (AOM meeting August 2021), I have put together a few resources about futures games. Futures games refer to the use of gaming approaches as a method for organizational foresight. Games are not new in management education, and gamification of foresight is also increasingly common, as it can increase learning from and engagement with future scenarios. The games I share in the following resources are great instruments for executive education and MBA classes alike.

    Here are the resources:

    Article about the three most commonly used futures games: Polak Game, Sarkar Game, and 2x2 Scenario Exploration System: Top Three Futures Games Explained...
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    Polak Game, Sarkar Game, and 2x2 Scenario Exploration System: Top Three Futures Games Explained...
    Following the "experiential turn" in futures studies [1], many futures & foresight researchers and practitioners are using serious games in their foresight interventions. And for good reasons. Serious games leverage amusement, although not primarily intended for amusement [2] to...
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    A video about the three games: Top Three Futures Games: Polak Game, Sarkar Game, and 2x2 Scenario Exploration System
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    Top Three Futures Games: Polak Game, Sarkar Game, and 2x2 Scenario Exploration System
    This video explains, critiques and compares three of the most commonly used futures games: the Polak game, the Sarkar game and the 2x2 Scenario Exploration ...
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    A recorded conversation with peter Hayward, the developer of two of the above games: Peter Hayward: "Pracademia", Futures Games, and FuturePod - 4Sight Chats Ep. 10
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    Peter Hayward: "Pracademia", Futures Games, and FuturePod - 4Sight Chats Ep. 10
    10th episode of the 4Sight Chats Series, with Peter Hayward. Peter is a "pracademic" with two decades of experience in teaching foresight to passionate and s...
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    I hope this is useful to you!

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    Alex Fergnani
    NUS Business School
    Singapore
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