How tabletop can help you prepare for a crisis?


tabletop exercise 4   Written by: Thomas Uihlein 

Later, the tabletop method was used not only for developing tactics, but also the decision-making process. After the staff unit had been defined, and had gathered and reported readiness, the battle course was simulated as realistically as possible, following the prearranged scenario. Besides the participants, an assessment team was present during the exercise. The team had the same information as the participants. In addition, a predefined preferred battle course was communicated towards them Based on this information, the team members could assess the decisions and actions of the participants and consequently the success of the training (education) or exercise (testing). The aim of the latter was to optimize the preparation of all military actions and identify any lack of individual organizational knowledge, which enabled the preparation of a better educational plan for all the individuals involved.