The scope of the introduction sessions for the day can vary to fit in with the overall programme.
Typical timing 9.30am to 5.15pm.
- Personal introductions exercise and ice-breaker
- What makes a business successful?
- Who does what in a business?
- Business terminology
- Business Game Briefing
- Team allocation
- The Business Game – six 40-minute sessions
- Results and awards
- De-brief – lessons learned
Why Run a Business Simulation Workshop?
Learning is most effective when you hear or read about a topic, discuss it with colleagues then try it out. In the work environment, this can take months and it is rare that anyone has first-hand experience of all business activities. A business simulation exercise covers the important aspects of business activity, decision-making and results in a single day and is a highly effective way of learning.
This approach to learning is particularly relevant for millennials, who are typically very collaborative, interactive and want to see results quickly. The competitive aspect of this simulation also strongly appeals to this generation.
When this workshop is run as part of an on-boarding programme, it is encourages team work and provides an opportunity to observe team dynamics, which will be very important in the workplace.
An ideal time to run this workshop is in the first week of an on-boarding or induction programme, when recruits are getting to know each other and settling into the work environment. It helps them understand the commercial environment of their employment and that of their customers, it helps break down the functional silos that often exist between departments and encourages collaboration. Team relationships formed during on-boarding exercises can significantly improve cross-functional teamwork at a later date.
This workshop is both serious and fun, injecting variety and interaction into on-boarding programmes which can otherwise be heavy on one-way communication and PowerPoint. It can also be a low-cost way of energising and educating an established young team for an away-day.
We would be happy to discuss the suitability of this workshop for your teams and programmes. We have a 100% success rate because we only run this workshop where having discussed the requirements and objectives with our clients, we jointly agree that it will be appropriate for the participants. The workshop package includes a scoping and planning call prior to the activity to co-design content where possible to align with your business activity. We also provide feedback on observations of participants after the workshop.
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