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ISS Strategy Game wins gold award at international conference

ISS Strategy Game wins gold award at international conference

The ISS Strategy Game has won a gold medal award at the International Serious Play 2016 Conference for its ability to promote business and strategy understanding through game-based education.

ISS has designed the Strategy Game in collaboration with Workz, a Copenhagen-based change agency, to stimulate experimental learning through gamification. The Strategy Game was in particular awarded for setting new standards for strategy board games by promoting collaboration in an elegant way. On average, players surveyed rated the Strategy Game a score of 4.89 out of 5.

”We are thrilled about the Gold Award we have received from the Serious Play Conference,” said Christian Lauritzen, Head of Group Learning & Development at ISS A/S. “Many colleagues in ISS have been involved in developing and testing the game to ensure that it mirrors the strategic reality of our company as closely as possible. This is a key reason behind the game’s success with both top managers and trainees. We are currently using it as a core element in covering strategy at training sessions throughout the company as this allows the participants to engage with the strategy themselves instead of just being told about it.”

The strategy game was originally developed in 2013 as part of a Nordic management conference. But since then, the game has been shared widely across the organisation, with nearly three hundred managers and trainees taking part.

The game provides a real-life scenario on how to bid for a customer, what services to provide, and how to identify and win a contract in competitive environments – with emphasis on the importance of a commercial mind-set, strategic alignment, and a deep understanding of the customer’s purpose and needs. The game also allows players to learn from their mistakes and adapt those lessons to real-life situations. The physical board game consists of magnetic boards, 3D printed models with physical action cards, and game pieces.

About Serious Play

  • Serious Play is a leadership conference for companies, academia, and the like who develop and implement game-based learning programs.
  • Serious Play Conference was founded in 2010 with the purpose of gathering leadership professionals who engage in gamification.
  • The annual conference hosts more than 80 speakers and hundreds of participants. 
     
     


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The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading facility services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to DKK 79.2 billion in 2016 and ISS has more than 490,000 employees and activities in more than 74 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers.