Business Simulation Design Process
When you need to communicate new ideas or provide specialised training for your business, what’s the most effective way to meet your goals, and how can you check that your team’s performance will really improve as a result?
Business simulation games are a proven way to develop an understanding that really ‘sticks’. A well designed simulation will deliver an engaging experience in which players can apply their learning in a risk-free environment, and the knowledge that they gain is proven to last well beyond the end of the experience.
So where do you start? Industry expert Christine Elgood of Elgood Effective Learning has developed a downloadable 10 Step Business Simulation Design Process which explains the key stages of development and identifies some of the potential pitfalls.
Here’s a taster from Step 1: “Analyse the Problem”…..
Before you begin to think about the type of business simulation game you want, you need to be certain that you have a clear understanding of what the problem is.
- What are people doing (not doing) that is causing the organisation a problem?
- Is the problem at an individual, group or organisational level?
- What is the impact of this issues on the organisation?
Step 2 considers the importance of identifying the outcome while Step 3 moves onto creating clear objectives and gaining agreement from all interested parties.