Business simulations can enable your people to get to grips with a realistic alternative to their usual work environment. They combine teamwork, competition and decision making framed with feedback, coaching and a learning review.
Mixing gamification with such exercises provides powerful learning outcomes that reap many rewards. However, it isn’t just to do with teaching your participants about the simulated scenario that they are presented with. It’s so much more than that.
Business simulations place the learner in a realistic and relevant setting that mirrors the challenges that their own work environment presents. Participants practise their business skills with the added benefit of being able to instantly witness the impact that their decisions have on profitability, sustainability and staff morale.
With a blend of strategic decision-making activities and ‘hands on’ operational exercises, such an experiential approach really does accelerate learning and development, and what’s more it can be fun too!
Some of the skills that can be developed through business simulations:
- Project management
- Enhanced communication
- Critical thinking
- Sharing best practice
If you want greater engagement from your people in the learning process consider using simulation or other playfully interactive elements when putting together a programme. Create learning and development initiatives that they’ll want to experience rather than sessions that they have to attend.
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