When The Rules Are Changing and Chaos Breeds Innovation: Recapturing the Value of Constructive Thinking and Play in Simulation Training


  • Adrienne Gans


Simulation training tools must prepare organizations to operate effectively in a global workplace characterized by continuous acceleration, change, and pressure to innovate. PlaySolvingSM is a hands-on method for portraying complex situations, analyzing them, testing potential solutions, and developing concrete execution plans. This process uses tools of creative, kinesthetic, and visual thinking combined with structured project planning and verbal analysis. Case studies are presented to illustrate use of the tool in actual business situations and to frame the discussion.