Transformation Game

The leading simulation game in Change Management



The simulation game SysTeamsChange is designed for organizations which want to effectively plan and implement a sustainable change. It allows the participants to learn the different phases of the change management process and to realistically experience the measures that are important in successfully reaching different employees. SysTeamsChange can be used in many different ways and is available in several versions.

Implement A Sustainable Change

A challenging and motivating learning environment gives the participants direct experience with the factors that must be managed if the transformation is to be successful. These include not only the logical process steps but also those dealing with the psychological and emotional impacts of change on the affected employees.

The participants learn how different psychological types react to changes and which measures can be used to achieve them. SysTeamsChange shows the role of the social networks in stakeholder communication and potential intervention measures for the different phases of change.

Theoretical Validation

The economic and organizational psychologist Prof. Dr. Willy Kriz has played a leading role in the development of SysTeamsChange which has been evaluated and validated by more than 50 current management theories and approaches.
SysTeamsChange is based on the phases of change as first described by Kurt Levin, beginning with shock, followed by rational and then emotional insight, and culminating in the sustainable integration of the change. He stressed the importance of understanding the psychological and emotional impact of organizational development processes and focusing on the thoughts, feelings and reactive behavior of the people involved.


Mastering Change Easily

The Simulation Game is used by more than 100 enterprises and organizations in various forms and has become the leading simulation game in change management. The simulation game shows the psychology of transformation processes, reflects the situation of your own organization by using the game situations and provides starting points for sustainable and successful change.

How To Use SysTeamsChange

SysTeamsChange as Executive Training
The Simulation Game is used by more than 100 enterprises and organizations as a means for training and continuing education for both new and experienced executives to implement a sustainable change management process in the own organization.
SysTeamsChange in support of change management
The Simulation Game is an outstanding advisory method that can be used both prior to and during actual transformation processes. When working with large groups, it provides an excellent intervention technique which will increase the awareness of the need for changes as well as create the motivation to promptly deal with them.
SysTeamsChange as Consultation
SysTeamsChange is designed as a two-day seminar. You can use experienced riva trainers or use a riva certified internal trainer. The teaching methods, content and duration of the game can be adapted to your group’s needs.

Simulation Game

Reality is simulated, the game situation is authentic, the learning success is real

he participants are assigned to small teams and are given the assignment of advising an organization during the change process. Pieces on a board symbolize affected actors with an individual psychological profile. The participants guide the actors through the various phases of the change process. The aim is to choose the intervention measures that are appropriate to the phases until the integration is reached.

Simulation Setup

The participants are assigned as consultant teams and advise – depending on the selected version a company, school, or clinic – during each phase of the change process. The game simulates working with everyone involved in or affected by the change (managers, employees, suppliers, customers and others). Their objective is to successfully guide each of these subgroups through the various phases of the process.

These phases address both the procedural and logical arrangement as well as the emotional and psychological elements of change – beginning with shock, followed by rational and then emotional insight, and culminating in the sustainable integration of the change.The aim is to choose the intervention measures that are appropriate to the phase and the simulated level of development of each individual who is affected by the change. The computer model then provides immediate feedback as to whether the participant’s choices were effective or not. Based on the feedback the pieces on the board will be moved.

The trainer provides further feedback at regular intervals. In this follow-on discussion, the participants will learn more about the scientific theories so that they can apply what they have learned in their working world.

Depending on the variant, they also derive concrete action plans and make decisions directly within the team.

Designing Change Management Processes

Acting in teams
Making decisions
Learning with fun
Ensure practical learning

Our Offer To You

SysTeamsChange will be customer-tailored depending on the sector and the training objective.

SysTeamsChange was designed as a 2-day seminar to guarantee the best learning success as a people development measure. The SysTeamsChange LEAD variant for top executives / top decision-makers can be conducted in just one day and is specially designed to derive concrete actions in the transformation context.
With new online-components SysTeamsChange could also be conducted in a Distance Learning Setup.

Our experienced trainers will conduct the training or consult in respect to the use of the training in your own organization or by clients. We offer an attractive license model for enterprises, consultants and higher education institutions.

SysTeamsChange Is Available In Two Versions

On-site digital:
Digital supported on-site training
Moderated distance learning