Kym Dakin has a new game out for groups looking to process a difficult issue. It's called Shift P.O.V. and it's available for sale here.
Shift P.O.V. is a nice reminder that there are 3 types of people when it comes to change: 1. Activators, 2. On the Fence, and 3. Skeptics. Often, we can forget that there is any "normal" type other than the one that resonates with us.
I am an Activator. I love change. I even love change for the sake of change.
My husband is a Skeptic. He hates change. He is a creature of habit and he loves his routines.
We're both too opinionated to be On the Fence too long about anything.
When it comes to change, we can drive each other crazy. I want to jump right in and he wants to just stay put.
When we're at our best, when we are respectfully speaking to each other about a potential change, recognizing that we each come from very different perspectives on the issue, we can have amazing, rich conversations. He is able to see complications that I would either 1. never see or 2. happily ignore or 3. have already developed a work-around for and we can discuss how best to handle those complications. I am able to see opportunities that he would either 1. never see or 2. happily ignore or 3. have already decided aren't worth the risk involved in the change and we can discuss those opportunities in greater detail.
When we are not at our best, Shift P.O.V. has tools that could serve as a gentle reminder on how to get back there. There are Random Factor cards that require you to physically move (which can help with processing and also with relieving tension). There are Random Factor cards that ask you questions designed to engage your human brain (as opposed to the reptilian brain that is in control when we are triggered). And there are Random Factor cards that help you to intellectually process what is happening (again, engaging your human brain as opposed to your reptilian brain).
Shift P.O.V. requires you to take on another person's point of view and discuss the issue from that angle. Although it's designed for use with a facilitator in a work setting, it could be used in a work setting without an outside facilitator with some work-arounds. It also could be used by a couple or a family to have a difficult conversation, though it would take more tweaking.
I invite you to take a look today.