This game’s purpose is to help teams evaluate a problem differently and break out of existing patterns.
The Anti-Problem game helps people get unstuck when they are at their wit’s end. It is most useful when a team is already working on a problem, but they’re running out of ideas for solutions. By asking players to identify ways to solve the problem opposite to their current problem, it becomes easier to see where a current solution might be going astray or where an obvious solution isn’t being applied.
Before the meeting, find a situation that needs to be resolved or a problem that needs a solution.
Give players access to sticky notes, markers, index cards, pipe cleaners, modelling clay—any supplies you have around the office that they could use to design and describe solutions.