Free Up your Mind to Free Up your Strategy
Companies move through their business life cycles twice as fast today as they did in the early 1990s and there is strong evidence that preemptive self-disruption is much more likely to be successful than involuntary disruption.
Playing games in business can be a powerful tool to unlock a much-needed capacity: counterfactual thinking. Without counterfactual thinking, we become mentally and practically stuck, exploiting the prevailing offering and business model instead of asking broader strategic questions: What other products and services could we develop? How could our company transform itself? What scenarios might throw us off course or offer new opportunities?
Playing games, we create an interaction in which entrenched interests are put aside, reducing the risk of suggesting new ideas. To read the full BCG article and discover a range of strategic games, please click here.