The Natural Debriefing Approach: A Case in a Simple Business Game Pursued for Perfect Communications


  • Arata Ichikawa
  • Mieko Nakamura


The typical business game is usually a competitive world involving several teams. These teams usually have the same organizational structure. Business games themselves can be categorized into computer-modeled complex games and non-computer-based simple games. An example of the simple business game is the well known “Beer Game”. “Paper Plane Game” is another one. Compared with complex games, the simple game needs better debriefing to make it a more successful than the complex ones, but the methodology of debriefing in gaming needs improvement in structure. This presentation will introduce a structured debriefing frame called the Natural Debriefing Approach more useful to simple business games.