Conteneo Blog

Building Empathy & Understanding with the Knowsy Board Game

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Sep 18, 2015 4:10:02 PM

On April 18, 2015, the Conteneo team facilitated a session on the California drought, "Let's Talk Water," at the annual Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Progress Seminar. Robert Bell, former San Mateo City Manager, was one of the organizers and sat down with us recently to discuss the session, and how the Knowsy Board Game was used to build empathy and allow people who had only just met to tackle such a complex issue. (For those not in the know, Conteneo's Alignment Engine is the online and business-focused evolution of the Knowsy Board Game and consumer iPad app.)

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Topics: Alignment Engine, California Drought, Customer Story, empathy, Events, Every Voice Engaged, Knowsy, San Mateo

San Jose Residents Play 4th Annual Budget Games

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jan 30, 2014 6:06:56 PM

In January 2014, San José, CA residents had a chance to influence their city's forthcoming budget by playing games. Representatives from San José Neighborhood Associations and the Neighborhoods Commission and Youth Commission joined 100s of their fellow residents  to share their perspectives and opinions regarding budgeting priorities for the City of San José. This year's event was the fourth annual Budget Games, produced by Conteneo for the City of San José, and included, for the first time, online games to expand game play  to 100s more San José residents. (And was supported by Microsoft through  it's donation of 100+ Surface Tablets for the event.)

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Topics: Alignment Engine, Budget Games, Decision Engine, Every Voice Engaged, San Jose, Services

Innovation Games as Story Listening

Posted by Luke Hohmann on May 6, 2013 1:18:07 PM

I recently completed an unusually fun project: Paul Mantey from NetApp invited me, and my colleague and Certified Collaboration Architect John Heintz from Gist Labs, to make a series of short, educational films for the NetApp sales team. John covered Agile and DevOps, Paul presented NetApp's completely unique value proposition for Agile DevOps, and Paul and I discussed how NetApp's Impact Discovery Workshops, which are powered by Innovation Games® collaboration frameworks, radically change the sales process. It was a lot of fun hanging out in the NetApp film studios--Green screens! Super cool video gear! "On Air" signs!

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Topics: Alignment Engine, complex sales, Customer Story, Decision Engine, Innovation Games, Luke Hohmann, NetApp, Sales, story listening

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