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Gamification: The Hollow Square

The Hollow Square is a business game and communications experiment that makes teams reflect on their communication effectiveness and collaboration styles. Can you beat the game and save the world?

Effective team communication and strong collaboration is key to every company. Are your teams skilled, performing and mature enough to thrive in a demanding environment where technology is disrupting both markets and companies at an ever-accelerating pace?

The Hollow Square challenges a group of three teams in a simulation of events where teams are put in a difficult spot. Whether they succeed or fail, they will experience moments of reflection and feedback about communication styles and collaboration techniques to achieve workable action points on which they can improve both on an individual level and as a team.

  • Min 8 to max 12 participants
  • 90-120 minutes (depending on the group size)


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

This game can be used to help teams understand the impact of communication between those who develop plans and those who have to implement them. However, more generically, individuals and teams alike will understand how communication (or lack thereof) affects their collaboration. It also highlights helpful and counter-productive behavior when planning, assigning or completing tasks. Individuals and teams that regularly work on problem solving will find the game useful for alerting them to factors that encourage or restrict effectiveness.

Typical Audience

Everyone! All levels within an organization, from C-level to the Operations level, can participate in both homogenous and heterogeneous groups.

Course Prerequisites


Course Delivery

Depending on the group size, the game can last from 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

Min 8 to max 12 participants per session.

Course Venue

The game can be played both on and off premise. The only necessity is one larger room where the game is played and one adjacent room, where a team can be placed in seclusion.

Course Administration

Pricing: € 1350 per game session.

All prices are VAT excluded; course material included.

If course is given at CTG, lunch and beverages included.


By Participant : If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.

By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

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