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.


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

Sys­Team­sChan­ge as Exe­cu­ti­ve Trai­ning

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

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)

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.

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

Our offer to you

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

It is desi­gned as an on-site semi­nar to gua­ran­tee the best lear­ning result. 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: 2 Days

Sys­Team­sChan­ge riva team

Prof. Dr. Willy Kriz

Prof. Dr. Wil­ly Kriz

Dr. Herbert Schmidt

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.

riva trai­ning & con­sul­ting GmbH
Baju­wa­ren­ring 26 · D-85609 Asch­heim

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