The presentation will detail the development and use at the University of California San Diego of ‘crisis micro-games’ e.g. risk and response brainstorming sessions, and the introduction of fast and frugal decision-making processes, as elements of organizational risk mitigation and resiliency. The presentation will include an example of a campus-based micro-game. Envisioning options which are not naturally evident is a key crisis-leadership skill that can be developed with study and practice. An example of this technique involves engaging in simulated crisis “micro-games” where leaders envision a scenario which could negatively impact their organization and brainstorm possible solutions. The learning archived from these games can help leaders anticipate and mitigate potential crises.
Van Saun, Philip, "Crisis Gaming as an Element of Risk Mitigation and Organizational Resilience: A Case Study of The University of California, San Diego" (2013). DRU Workshop 2013 Presentations – Disaster Resistant University Workshop: Linking Mitigation and Resilience. Paper 48.