Next they have the link Meddlers, of the original dynamics with its explanation : https://management30.com/product/meddlers/
The Meddlers game is probably one of the most effective ways to simulate the emergence of new business units, as it helps players to adopt a different perspective, far from hierarchical structures, more in fractal patterns.
I personally bring Meddlers with me when I train companies that are looking for an agile transformation. It's amazing to see what comes out when you apply the Meddlers in the context of a Business Agility consultancy!
It can go wrong:
I have done this dynamic in all types of clients, banking, energy, insurance, always trying to put it in context with real situations that the meedlers would help them solve or at least raise in another way or generate a creative and constructive debate.
Over time I have advanced in the technique, initially I raised generic situations with some clients, and worked in certain teams to advertise the technique, but not in other teams with pressure focused on achieving objectives, intermediate managers or level c, it did. It did not work, logically they wanted it in their "context", with their real cases and situations that live or could live.
That was my first great, great learning.
It can go well:
Subsequently, adapting it to each context, with its real situation, the dynamics have been very well received and I have evolved everything I could.
When the customer has a situation of growth in a product or project, business evolution or to streamline their internal processes, the dynamics work very well.
I have discovered how to positively challenge the dynamics so that they are more receptive to its application in companies in sectors as diverse as infrastructure, software development consulting, banking, energy and possible future situations.
When explaining the concept of antifragility above, place them in contexts that involve situations of:
- growth in the market, such as doing it in a sustainable way, with internal resources or with contracting power.
- setbacks in the market or with customers, taking them to a point of initial tension, how would it adapt to the situation?
- Later I try to challenge them with the application of different mentalities in their context, from the point of view of profitability, even with a mentality read or agile with the talent of your company.
Finally I open a small space for reflection to talk about topics such as:
- In this way, have you helped or influenced your decision?
- Does this new mentality apply in this situation as it would have affected your decisions? why?
- What advantages do you see in the situation of thinking only about costs versus talent retention?
-How would you improve it to be robust in the future and not only resistant?
With learning based on the experience of performing the dynamics on many occasions, the most important thing is to try to involve or constructively "catch" people with their context, in their field, with their real situations so that they empathize, take away the learning and above all the challenge of change.