Reflections from Create / Innovate – Perspectivity Game
Posted on: 7 August 2013 by: Carl Haggerty - No Comments
Perspectivity Game was one of the activities available for staff during Create / Innovate.
The following is a brief reflection from the event that took place on 26th June.
Senior members from across different departments of the council including corporate services, emergency response, health and social care came together for an afternoon. Their expectations of the session ranged from “surprise me!” to “how different sections/roles within DCC can help influence/shape change” and “new ways of thinking to help families in crisis to problem solve.”
The game was approached with some nervousness and “cautious strategies” as the group grappled with the ambiguity of the game – yet a few ‘conflicts’ certainly warmed up conversation around the table. There was early frustration that the game did not invite opportunities to collaborate until the team realised that it was something they should have taken rather than waiting for it.
A participant responded “My work is all about enabling other people and I can’t believe I behaved like this” another said “I thought I knew about things like collaboration but we went back to quite an early age!”
From my personal point of view, this event was self contained and the hardest thing was in encouraging people to sign up.