WALLBREAKERS™

Do you want your clients engaged in conversation?

Do they need to learn how to be more productive?

How to do the right things at the right time?

Is Change Management a burning issue?

If your answer is yes, then you need to facilitate this experiential game as part of your client solutions!

Wallbreakers™ is a tool used to train implementation of organisational change. It is about transforming resistance towards change into understanding, acceptance and support.

Most large change processes involve frustration, resistance, and reduced productivity. This is a natural part of all change processes. Whether a change process is off to a successful start, implementation, and anchoring depends on how well managers deal with the human dimension of the change processes.

Most large change processes involve frustration, resistance, and reduced productivity. This is a natural part of all change processes. Whether a change process is off to a successful start, implementation, and anchoring depends on how well managers deal with the human dimension of the change processes.

Practising Change Leadership

Wallbreakers is a captivating simulation of a change process, which offers managers a safe forum in which they can try out difficult leadership skills. Wallbreakers focuses on how to motivate employees to take part in the desired change, and how different phases of change processes require different forms of leadership.

Wallbreakers uses game dynamics and is built around a specific business case. Participants work in groups of three to six. Each group has to navigate a team of fictitious employees through a change process in three phases. The groups work on change intensity, prioritising of resources and handling various personality types and individual needs among employees.

Application

  • For managers, project managers and employees involved in change processes
  • As part of leadership development programmes
  • In major changes processes e.g. implementation of LEAN

Facts

  • A set can be used by 8-24 people
  • Several sets can be used simultaneously
  • Takes 1- 1½ days to complete
  • Can be facilitated by Workz or by your staff certified by Workz
  • Available in English, French, German, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Turkish
  • Additional exercises can be tailored to meet your organisation's needs

Value Proposition

The learning game Wallbreakers trains change management, and through a series of challenges improves managers’ leadership capabilities and awareness of human factors in change processes. Managers gain an understanding of the change process as a whole. Wallbreakers provides concrete tools to address the different stages of the process, to reduce resistance to change, to develop employee engagement, and to lower unwanted turnover of key employees. The
improved leadership abilities will result in better success rates for change initiatives in the organisation. Workz’ physical learning games actively engage the relevant participants in constructive conversations that create a common understanding and stimulate learning, reflection, and sharing of knowledge. Wallbreakers improves leaders’ capability to handle the potential pitfalls in change management.

Gains from a Wallbreakers workshop

Managers, HR, Management consultants:

  • Learn to understand the types and causes of resistance in employees
  • Learn to address resistance to change in a constructive manner
  • Reflect on personal leadership style in change processes
  • Learn from peers
  • Add to leaders’ repertoire of concrete leadership actions
  • Create a frame of reference to addressing difficult issues in a non-personal manner

Organisations:

  • Increase the success rate of change processes*
  • Increase the readiness for change in the entire organisation
  • Puts focus on the human aspect of change processes
  • Acquire a common language that enables constructive dialogue
  • Improve employee engagement
  • Reduce unwanted employee turnover