Maybe a one-size-fits-all simulation will meet your specific training needs. But if you are looking for multiple simulations for multiple audiences, make sure the simulations share a common ‘look and feel’ (among other things discussed in this series of articles). Separate training solutions for managers and supervisors should facilitate, not complicate, their communication!
It is best to find a family of simulations with a common language, common dynamics, and common imagery; but each program is distinct in that its level of decision-making reflects the real-world activity of its target audience.
What if you already know you need multiple simulations?
The Income/Outcome solution encompasses short workshops for front-line employees, longer programs for managers, and strategically complex workshops for senior executives. Since they all have the same look and feel, participants can communicate about their experiences no matter which training they’ve had.
Simulations that don’t play well together vs. family of simulations
We have a family of business games. We are passionate about that point because it means our clients get the best value and participants have the best experience. Our business simulation workshops focus on business drivers and decision-making skills that are appropriate to the audience.
- In the real world, hourly earners make decisions that impact efficiency, quality, and costing and they need a business game that reflects these dynamics
- Senior executives make decisions about expanding into new product lines and new geographic markets and they need a business game that reflects this level of decision-making
Build business acumen competencies
Everyone needs to understand that their everyday decisions impact the bottom line result (and more); our simulations give employees managers relevant, real-world dynamics, and lets them experience this impact. Workshops last from 3 hours to 3 days, the simulation complexity and learning content are tailored to meet the needs of the target audience.
Questions to ask before investing
If you are using multiple simulations to build business acumen across the organization, ask a prospective training solution provider if the simulations are helping to create a common understanding of business.
For example, ask:
- Will a salesperson be able to use their simulation experience when talking to someone from operations?