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Participants are meant to be challenged by the number and variety of tasks and meaningful choices in order to enter a state of flow.

The game-based activity mimics the structure of the systems we use to accomplish complex tasks in a modern workplace: we have an overarching mission that we split into objectives for teams. This in some cases creates competition and in others collaboration.

When you look beyond the engagement created by the activity you will notice a strong learning backbone. It is based on Experiential Learning Theory and takes participants through the full learning cycle.

Every participant is the citizen of an ancient roman city. There are a total of 7 cities in our empire. Participants must collaborate in order to expand their city and help the empire grow. Through good resource management, communication with their team, negotiation with the other cities and an efficient role allocation, groups can achieve the growth objective set at the beginning of the activity. As in life, crisis situations intervene and they have to manage them while keeping focused on the strategy they decided upon.

”Rome” has a debriefing based on theoretical knowledge from Project Aristotle, that describes the 5 key characteristics of high performing teams: structure and clarity, impact, dependability, meaning and psychological safety.

Learning points for conferences:

• Common Goal
• Collaboration
• Trust & Psychological Safety
• Celebrating Victories Together
• Shaping Culture, Action by Action
• Strategic Planning
• Interpersonal Skills
Depending on the current learning objectives and available time, you might cover all the subjects or just those selected for the session.

Some of the participants might already have competencies regarding some of the subjects addressed. In this case, going through the material can help them pick up new information regarding the topic, enforce their current skills and find ways to make their knowledge actionable.

Obtained results:

  • Developing communication skills in small and medium teams;
  • Learning how to work as a team in dealing with a common objective to accomplish;
  • Building strategic skills as resource allocation, team management and strategic planning;
  • Introducing new members to the team and get acquainted with their work style in practice.
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