Roleplaying at Work: The Game

As our group task we decided to make a game about different problems in the workplace. By playing this game you can practice your dialogue and problem-solving skills. The four characters of the game are based on Kantor´s four-player system.

In the game the players have to solve workplace problems from the perspective of the characters that has been assigned to them. The typical workplace problems are described on the problem cards that are randomly distributed to the groups.

Even if the task of the game is to solve the problems, the overall aim of the game is to create a constructive dialogue and engage people in to the discussion. The game is also about experiencing other persons´ ideas and perspectives. The game is about voicing and listening to other people’s opinions rather than judgement and assumption.

Dialogue was an essential part of creating the game. Twenty-seven people from many different cultural and academic backgrounds were involved in creating this game.

We had fun making the game and we hope you have fun playing it!

The problem cards, characters, and the rules for the game can be found here.

Problem Cards and Rules

Character Cards

Dialogue game

Check the game here: Game

We made a game as a part of the course Dialogue: Constructive Talk at Work. The game is for practicing dialogue skills in working environment. It is a work in progress, and anyone can make it more suitable for their purposes. There were 20 students in total working on it. The game is a product of six meetings in a dialogue circle where every student had a chance to contribute.

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In this post we present a few low-budget tips how people can make work more fun. It is important to try to keep these things regular and really reserve time for mentioned activities.

  • Have a positive attitude

Remembering to smile and greet others is an important way of improving wellbeing. Humor is also always a good way to further fun atmosphere. Noticing other people’s work input and giving positive feedback spreads good vibes around the office. Continue reading