How We Work
Game Shifting makes invisible social architectures visible to all members of a group so we can shift anything impeding the creative energy of the group.
The Game Board:
- Wall Boards show the structures and agreements the group is currently using to shape social interactions and group process.
- Floor Markers show special arenas of play with meaning or significance which changes based on where you stand.
The Game Pieces:
- Your Body placement in the room according to floor markers
- Personal Tablets have signals to indicate information to others. How is the pace of the conversation? Need it faster (green) or slower (red)?
The Game Plays:
- Action Cards can be played to interrupt the flow and change things up in the group process.
- Hand Signals can be used without interrupting the flow to bring attention to certain group dynamics
- Spoken Contributions are the parts of the flow that you’re inserting into the conversation just like in normal conversations. 🙂
In order to keep discussions productive and efficient, we employ hand-signals that serve as visual communication. When we speak one-on-one with each other, we rely on non-verbal communication cues that don’t always translate well to a group setting.
Hand signals supply the group with instant feedback without interrupting a speaker. Hand signals make non-verbal communication explicit and deliberate by replacing subtle cues with intentional, well-defined ones.