Today’s increasingly complex and uncertain world has an increasing impact on our social and working lives. Our past practices and approaches are failing us and what had worked reliably during more stable times is, unfortunately, proving inadequate for the dynamic present. Complementary to traditional techniques, organisations and societies therefore require a different approach in dealing with the challenges of today and tomorrow.


A serious game

FAUC®PLAY is an interactive hands-on and minds-on serious game designed to learn teams to:

  • Change mindsets
  • Embrace complexity
  • Build capacity
  • Act effectively
  • Shape the future


FAUC®PLAY focusses on developing the key capacities within teams, organisations and cities. Shaping these capacities is essential to prepare and act in a complex and uncertain environment. Participants are stimulated to work with the FAUC® framework. The approach is based on scientific theory related on many years of research and practice.



By using gamification, participants discover how to prepare and act in a fast changing world. Canvasses, cards, Duplo bricks and simulation stimulate a conversation and ensures a valuable outcome. The game can be performed during a 4-8 hour workshop with teams varying from 4 to 50 people simultaneously.


Teams are stimulated to dialogue to:

  • Better understand human complexity and uncertainty
  • Find strengths and weaknesses in their team, organisation or community
  • Act effectively by developing key capacities
    (Entrepreneurial, Alert, Adaptive, Resilient and Creative)
  • Find interventions for immediate action and improvement
  • Create collective energy to succesfully work together 
  • Apply principles to navigate in a complex and uncertain world
  • Use gamification to transfer knowledge and insights to others

Next Steps

Are you interested in doing a FAUC®PLAY with your team? We are experienced in facilitating sessions and workshops in-house or external. Please contact us and we can start preparing such an amazing team experience. A team of practitioners is ready to connect. For a brochure or more information please contact us.


The results of the workshop will be wrapped-up on a digital platform for further discussion and development.

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"Over the course of the workshop I learned and appreciated that FAUC is a fantastic way of assessing complex, emergent and adaptive systems in factual and rational terms, and pin-pointing what is lacking in unlocking the potential of such a system. As such, I may have very well found the missing link in my understanding of platform design and platform governance."

• Ron KersicSenior Architect, IT Strategy, ING


"The FAUC toolkit offers an excellent vehicle for participatory design and engagement of stakeholders grappling with complex issues and dependencies. The tactile learning inherent in the kit helps make visible the assumptions that underpin our perceptions of complex phenomena, and fosters dialogue as to prioritization and action. The session on the FAUC model was an engaging exercise led by an experienced facilitator – Rik Berbé."

• Robert Luke PH.D, Vice President, research and innovation, OCAD university


"As a facilitator and strategist, I've found the FAUC® model provides a unique, but completely intuitive, framework for sparking insights from a group or team about their specific business or community environment. It's a great assessment tool for kicking off an initiative with diverse stakeholders or, at the implementation planning stage, for bringing teams together to plan for the future."

• Jeannette Hanna, Chief Strategist, Trajectory


"I recently participated in the 'Acting effectively under uncertainty and complexity' session led by Rik Berbé. I found the FAUC® model employed in the session was an insightful and accessible tool to instigate thoughtful conversations about the opportunities, risks, and interdependencies that affect any organization or industry. It provides a foundation for stakeholders with different opinions and perspectives to collaborate and assess their collective strengths, weaknesses, and the impact to them of the unique ecosystem in which they operate."

• David, Marketing Manager, Canadian Municipality


Video with feedback from participants