Point blank - management game

Point-Blank

Simulation of difficult situations with guidance on how to respond to them

Point-blank is an educational game facilitating training in fundamental communication techniques. These include: open questions; reflective questions; paraphrasing; I-Messages; the FACE Effective Feedback technique; decoding implicit statements.

Players are assigned the role of manager in different departments within the same company. The game takes the form of a monthly management meeting. In such situations participants typically debate, discuss, and present points-of-view and opinions, or remain silent. Participants are not always in control of the way they communicate. Impolite remarks, unsuitable comments, critical and hostile messages or even compliments may be exchanged, making people feel uncomfortable and detracting from the goal of the meeting

The game therefore teaches players how to deal with difficult situations in a constructive manner. It develops participants’ communication skills and provides them with a set of techniques that they can use in the real world.

  • it teaches you how to identify the correct communication technique for a given situation, and gives you the opportunity to practice using it;
  • it helps you to defuse escalating situations in a way that is respectful of everyone’s emotional well-being;
  • it provides you with the tools needed to better handle awkward situations;
  • it prevents you from adopting destructive patterns of behaviour;
  • it builds your self-confidence in handling challenging or provocative situations;
  • it teaches you how to focus on finding a positive solution rather than playing the blame game.
  1. it offers a safe-space in which to discuss difficulties relating to everyday interactions;
  2. it trains you in how to respond to negative comments and behaviour;
  3. it gives you the opportunity to explore your employees’ limitations and change their behaviours in a way that enables the improvement of group cohesion.
Number of players:

9 players in a standard version of the game (1 Game Master – GM and 8 Players)

During the workshop, we will introduce versions of the game for more or less players.

  • 8 Business Cards presenting all the characters appearing in the game (equipped with a score counter);
  • 8 Assistant Cards describing eight communication techniques used in the game;
  • 8 Indicators – helping with the assessment of each communication technique applied in the game;
  • 2 Hexahedral Dice with symbols of communication techniques;
  • 1 Octahedral Dice with the names of the characters appearing in the game.

The game consists of a number of rounds. Players play specific characters. They must choose particular communication techniques and apply them in a randomly selected situation. The round ends with players providing feedback on the use of a particular communication style and adding up their scores.

The purchase price of a single copy of the game in a standard version :

7 000 zł

The indicated prices do not include VAT (23%).

+ Benefits
  • it teaches you how to identify the correct communication technique for a given situation, and gives you the opportunity to practice using it;
  • it helps you to defuse escalating situations in a way that is respectful of everyone’s emotional well-being;
  • it provides you with the tools needed to better handle awkward situations;
  • it prevents you from adopting destructive patterns of behaviour;
  • it builds your self-confidence in handling challenging or provocative situations;
  • it teaches you how to focus on finding a positive solution rather than playing the blame game.
+ Educational purpose of the game
  1. it offers a safe-space in which to discuss difficulties relating to everyday interactions;
  2. it trains you in how to respond to negative comments and behaviour;
  3. it gives you the opportunity to explore your employees’ limitations and change their behaviours in a way that enables the improvement of group cohesion.
+ Number of players
Number of players:

9 players in a standard version of the game (1 Game Master – GM and 8 Players)

During the workshop, we will introduce versions of the game for more or less players.

+ Game Components
  • 8 Business Cards presenting all the characters appearing in the game (equipped with a score counter);
  • 8 Assistant Cards describing eight communication techniques used in the game;
  • 8 Indicators – helping with the assessment of each communication technique applied in the game;
  • 2 Hexahedral Dice with symbols of communication techniques;
  • 1 Octahedral Dice with the names of the characters appearing in the game.
+ The course of the game

The game consists of a number of rounds. Players play specific characters. They must choose particular communication techniques and apply them in a randomly selected situation. The round ends with players providing feedback on the use of a particular communication style and adding up their scores.

+ Prices
The purchase price of a single copy of the game in a standard version :

7 000 zł

The indicated prices do not include VAT (23%).

Our Customer’s Feedback

It was a great pleasure to take part in today’s post-training game. I think the game is great fun for anybody who would like to learn more about communication.
Monika Kaczor
HR Business Partner
Raben Logistics Polska
I liked the opportunity of testing communication competencies on my colleagues and realizing what impression I make.
Agnieszka Łapot
HR Manager
Hutchinson
It helped me realize that you never stop learning new communication skills.
Iwona Manek-Pucka
HR Business Partner
Raben Logistics Polska
Point Blank taught us how to use several communication techniques in a relaxed and efficient way.
Marta Kmiotek
HR Specialist
Vehicle Group EMEA - Eaton Automotive Systems Sp. z o.o
It was very interesting to practice communication techniques… I am very happy that I got the chance to see the perspective of other people from other HR departments.
Aneta Gut
Learning and Development Trainer
Provident Polska S.A.
Thank you for an inspiring meeting with New Players Poland. I recommend this company to anybody looking for innovative training solutions, especially companies who want to develop their employees’ managerial skills.
Justyna Folentarska
Development Manager
Fluid Transfer Systems Hutchinson

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