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29.11.2018

Carmen Tanner at Transparency International Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Carmen Tanner and her team recently had a meeting with Transparency International Switzerland in Bern.


Transparency International Switzerland (Transparency Switzerland) fights corruption in Switzerland and in the business relations of Swiss actors with foreign countries. Transparency Switzerland is the Swiss section of the global movement Transparency International. Their vision is a Switzerland of integrity in which society does not tolerate corruption in any form. To this end, politics, administration, business and civil society have taken and are implementing appropriate measures against corruption and unethical behaviour.

Prof Tanner took the opportunity to present the computer simulation game “Serious Moral Game” (SMG), which was developed as part of her research project.

What are SMGs? These are games that are designed to capture and improve individual competences using interactive media and visualizing techniques. By making use of the “fun” aspect, the intention is to increase an individual’s motivation, thereby supporting learning. With this game the research project hope to promote leaders’ and employees’ skills through repeated practice and feedback, by raising awareness of “blind spots” and self-regulation. Certainly, one major advantage of this approach is also that there are no risks of real-world damage from wrong behaviour. This project is currently at the phase of exploring the usefulness and efficacy of this tool. This computer simulation game can be used in companies.

For more information please contact Prof. Carmen Tanner (carmen.tanner@zu.de)