My teams don’t want to attend a training program or offsite meetings; the programs aren’t exciting enough and they hardly learn anything from the programs. In fact I haven’t come across many effective programs that can keep my people engaged and make offsite meetings interesting!
This was part of a conversation between two heads of an organization, one of whom was quite reluctant to send his teams for any training sessions. Post a lot of discussions, we suggested why not use business simulations to make offsite meetings interesting and agreat opportunity for learning in their upcoming strategy meet up.
Business simulations are highly engaging. Involvement of the participants are very high as they learn by doing, learn by practicing, learn by making mistakes and learn from other people’s mistakes in a simulated environment. Business Simulations are an effective way to make offsite meetings interesting, engaging and highly memorable!
Half day simulations generally have four sections:
- Strategy time
- Simulation run and
During the debrief, focus is kept on the behaviors demonstrated by the teams and the impact of these behaviors to achieve organizational goals. This helps teams to identify the golden behaviors of success.
The learning head from the above conversation invited us to conduct our popular business simulation, “The Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Goldmine” created by Dr. Scott Simmerman of Performance management company, USA. This simulation brilliantly focusses on golden behaviors for success in an organization, viz., strategy, implementation, taking calculated risks, decision making in short periods of time, trust on leadership and teams and collaborating internally and externally for optimizing results.
After conducting the simulation in 5 different off sites for the organization, I was fortunate again to be part of the conversation between the same two heads. The Learning head got a lot of praise for introducing simulations in the organization and thanked us profusely for putting in the effort to make offsite meetings interesting.
The other head informed that the feedback from the participants has been highly encouraging, the participants were completely engrossed throughout the entire exercise, they loved the energy, the learning and the set up. Their teams are now more collaborative than ever before and are ready to take on big challenges at work.
The greatness of the The Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Goldmine simulation isn’t just because of a seasoned or expert facilitator. It is thanks to its design. Kudos to Dr. Scott Simmerman who has created such a vibrant and brilliant board based simulation. It has always got positive feedback from participants and senior management.
The Search for the Lost Dutchman’s Goldmine is a bombproof simulation and can be conducted for teams ranging from 20 to 200+. Recently a large IT/ ITES organization trained 6000+ employees through this simulation.
SimuRise learning solutions is a global partner of Performance Management Company, who deliver the business simulation and market the simulation kits to corporates, training organizations and independent consultants. The simulation kits have 4 variants, LD3 kit for 18 participants, LD4 kit for 24 participants, LD6 kit for 36 participants & LD PRO kit for unlimited no. of participants.
To make offsite meetings interesting, energetic, filled with learning and lots of fun please contact us at solomons[at]simurise[dot]com or visit www.simurise.com