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

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.


Glo­bal Orga­niza­tio­nal
Chan­ge & Trans­for­ma­ti­on Practice 

Enga­ge inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry teams and crea­te a joint expe­ri­ence of lear­ning, fun and bonding 

„We belie­ve that a true busi­ness trans­for­ma­ti­on can only hap­pen if you bring peo­p­le tog­e­ther, enga­ge them in inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry teams and crea­te a joint expe­ri­ence while reflec­ting and sol­ving a busi­ness chall­enge in a playful way. The­r­e­fo­re, we deci­ded to part­ner with riva to crea­te an envi­ron­ment of lear­ning, fun and bonding.“

Robert Mei­er, wipro, Vice Pre­si­dentMore at Twitter

To sup­port the change

Trai­ning and con­ti­nuing edu­ca­ti­on for both new and expe­ri­en­ced executives

“I per­so­nal­ly find this tool to be extre­me­ly effec­ti­ve, espe­ci­al­ly in today’s work­place, whe­re chan­ge is the only con­stant. We were able to app­ly the know­ledge gai­ned in the work­shop to actu­al pro­jects. Sin­ce the les­sons were lear­ned in an emo­tio­nal­ly posi­ti­ve atmo­sphe­re, they were very sus­tainable.”

Hart­mut Hil­lar, Head of Design Enab­ling and Ser­vices, Infineon

To sup­port the change

Trai­ning and con­ti­nuing edu­ca­ti­on for both new and expe­ri­en­ced executives

“Under­stand and learn about Chan­ge Manage­ment by play­ing it – almost 700 lea­ders and employees glo­bal­ly were exci­ted to take part in this trai­ning in 2019. A core ele­ment in our chan­ge tool­box!”

Mar­tin Stöckl – VP Peo­p­le & Orga­niza­ti­on Effec­ti­ve­ness, Infi­ne­on Tech­no­lo­gies AG

Con­sul­ta­ti­on and Training

Qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on of exe­cu­ti­ves, coa­ches, chan­ge agents, manage­ment groups and pro­ject teams

„This is our favo­ri­te pro­gram. The par­ti­ci­pan­ts enjoy it very much becau­se they get imme­dia­te feed­back about their decis­i­ons“

Imre Kör­ny­ei, MBA, Mana­ging Direc­tor of iCons-Hun­ga­ry Ltd.

At hig­her edu­ca­ti­on institutions

Trans­fer of the theo­re­ti­cal aspects and their impacts in more than 100 hig­her edu­ca­ti­on insti­tu­ti­ons and universities

“The Baden-Wuert­tem­berg Coöpe­ra­ti­ve Sta­te Uni­ver­si­ty in Stutt­gart uses Sys­Team­Ch­an­ge in seve­ral cour­ses of stu­dy becau­se it allows the par­ti­ci­pan­ts to rea­li­sti­cal­ly expe­ri­ence the chan­ge pro­ces­ses, inclu­ding resis­tance, and to deve­lop struc­tu­red pro­ces­ses.“

Dipl. oec. Bir­git Zürn, Lei­te­rin Zen­trum für Managementsimulation

Qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on of exe­cu­ti­ves in pedago­gi­cal institutions

Trans­fer of the theo­re­ti­cal aspects and their impacts in more than 100 hig­her edu­ca­ti­on insti­tu­ti­ons and universities

“We work with the riva Simu­la­ti­on Games becau­se the chan­ging demands made on pedago­gi­cal exe­cu­ti­ves neces­si­ta­tes a modern and pro­fes­sio­nal approach to edu­ca­tio­nal design.”

Bernd Leven, Qua­li­täts- und Unter­stüt­zungs­agen­tur, Lan­des­in­sti­tut für Schu­le des Lan­des Nord­rhein-West­fa­len (QUA-LiS NRW)

To sup­port the change

Advi­so­ry method pri­or to and during actu­al trans­for­ma­ti­on processes

“In the con­text of manage­ment trai­ning, the simu­la­ti­on game Sys­TeamsCh­an­ge is our metho­di­cal tool of choice for chan­ge manage­ment trai­ning. We use it at the Bun­des­wehr Com­mand and Staff Aca­de­my so that our mili­ta­ry and civi­li­an cour­se par­ti­ci­pan­ts can get a clo­se-up look at the diver­se aspects that real­ly mat­ter in chan­ge pro­ces­ses – inde­ed in a very enter­tai­ning way and with lots of fun while we are lear­ning!”

Oberst i. G Rei­ner Just, Head of Resort Manage­ment Bun­des­wehr Com­mand and Staff Academy

In the health sec­tor and clinics

Spe­ci­fic ver­si­on “Health” simu­la­tes a cli­nic in the chan­ge process

“As a con­sul­tant in the health sec­tor and a uni­ver­si­ty lec­tu­rer for stra­tegy, I use riva-Simu­la­ti­on becau­se it allows me to com­bi­ne in a uni­que way the com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on of estab­lished theo­ries and their appli­ca­ti­on by the par­ti­ci­pan­ts in an enjoya­ble expe­ri­ence.”

Dr. Chris­toph Zuleh­ner, user of Sys­TeamsCh­an­ge – Health

Simu­la­ti­on game

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

The 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

In-depth know­ledge

SysTeamsChange Spielbeginn

Acting in teams

Making decis­i­ons

Lear­ning with fun

Ensu­re prac­ti­cal learning

Very clo­se to the goal

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Bawag P.S.K.
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Fach­hoch­schu­le Nord­west­schweiz
Far­mers Insu­rance
Hoch­schu­le Rosen­heim
Hoch­schu­le Dort­mund
Hoch­schu­le Kai­sers­lau­tern
Hoch­schu­le Krems
Inter Ver­si­che­rung
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Munich Re
New Re
Pax Ver­si­che­rung
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Pro­vin­zi­al Nord
Roland Recht­schutz
Swiss Re
Swiss Life
Uni­ver­si­tät Karls­ru­he KIT
Tech­ni­sche Hoch­schu­le Köln
UC Leu­ven-Lim­burg
Vien­na Insu­rance Group
Wie­ner Städ­ti­sche Osi­gu­ran­je
WU Exe­cu­ti­ve Aca­de­my
Win­ter­thur Ver­si­che­run­gen
Zurich Ver­si­che­rung 

Aka­de­mie für Leh­rer­fort­bil­dung und Per­so­nal­füh­rung Dil­lin­gen
BW Con­sul­ting
Dr. Chris­toph Zuleh­ner
FH Vor­arl­berg
Fern­hoch­schu­le Ham­burg HFH
FH Bur­gen­land
FH Dres­den
FH Grau­bün­den
FH Köln
FH Aachen
FH Nord­west­schweiz
FHS St. Gal­len
Füh­rungs­aka­de­mie der Bun­des­wehr
Hoch­schu­le Hof
Hoch­schu­le Luzern
HS Emden Leer
HS Zit­tau Gör­litz
Lip­pu­ner, Husi und Part­ner
Hoch­schu­le für Wirt­schaft Zürich HWZ
iCon Hun­ga­ry
Koz­min­ski Uni­ver­si­ty War­saw
Game­mas­ter­de­sign GMD
Manage­ment Cen­trum Inns­bruck MCI
MHP Manage­ment-und IT-Bera­tung
Päd­ago­gi­sche Hoch­schu­le Zug
Playful Insights
Päd­ago­gi­sche Hoch­schu­le Lud­wigs­burg
Swiss­mem Aca­de­my
Uni­ver­si­tät der Bun­des­wehr
Uni­wer­sy­tet Warm­ińs­ko-Mazur­ski w Olsz­ty­nie
VBS Eid­ge­nös­si­sches Depar­te­ment für Ver­tei­di­gung, Bevöl­ke­rungs­schutz und Sport

Alli­anz ABV
Raiff­ei­sen­bank Wien
TU Mün­chen
Deut­sche Ver­si­che­rungs­aka­de­mie
Dua­le Hoch­schu­le Baden-Würt­tem­berg
Fach­hoch­schu­le Basel
Fach­hoch­schu­le Bie­le­feld
Fach­hoch­schu­le Bur­gen­land
Fach­hoch­schu­le Vor­arl­berg
Fach­hoch­schu­le Zug
Ham­bur­ger Fern-Hoch­schu­le
Hoch­schu­le der Medi­en Stutt­gart
Hoch­schu­le für Tech­nik Stutt­gart
Hoch­schu­le Zit­tau-Gör­litz
Insti­tut für Arbeit und Gesund­heit
Insti­tu­te for Inte­gra­ted Lear­ning in Manage­ment
Aachen Münch­ner Ver­si­che­rung
Breu­el und Part­ner
Johan­nes Kep­ler Uni­ver­si­tät Linz
Koz­min­sky Uni­ver­si­ty War­saw
Lud­wig-Maxi­mi­li­ans-Uni­ver­si­tät Mün­chen
Manage­ment Cen­ter Inns­bruck
Päd­ago­gi­sche Hoch­schu­le Zürich
Schul­be­ra­tung Regie­rungs­be­zirk Arns­berg
cen­an­du Lear­ning Agen­cy
Wipro Tech­no­lo­gies

Alli­anz Bera­tungs- und Ver­triebs-AG
BWV Deutsch­land
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Munich Re
Ver­si­che­rungs­kam­mer Bay­ern
Wie­ner Städ­ti­sche Versicherun

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

Dura­ti­on: 1–2 Days

Sys­TeamsCh­an­ge riva team

Prof. Dr. Willy Kriz

Prof. Dr. Wil­ly Kriz

Dr. Her­bert Schmidt

Lars Moormann

Lars Moor­mann

Your col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with riva will include expe­ri­en­ced trai­ners and con­sul­tants who com­bi­ne many years of expe­ri­ence in orga­niza­tio­nal deve­lo­p­ment with a pas­si­on for the value pro­vi­ded by acti­ve par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in a simu­la­ti­on metho­do­lo­gy-based game.


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