Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy
Business acumen training for managers, employees and sales professionals
Your company faces tough decisions every day about processes, people, product development, asset management, capital investments and more. In today's competitive, fast-paced marketplace, these decisions are no longer the exclusive responsibility of those in the executive suite. Business acumen skills are critical at all levels.
Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy builds the financial acumen of every employee. It is a sophisticated simulation disguised as a board game - a fast-paced, energizing and engaging way to increase business acumen. This business management game is ready-made to work for companies in any industry, or we can customize a program centered around this business strategy game to address your unique business conditions and challenges.
THE SIMULATION: Participants take the role of new owners of a struggling company and make critical operating decisions. They take out loans, attract investors, purchase equipment and materials, respond to quality issues and deliver products. They handle chance events, move game pieces and respond to investors. And they embrace new insights - not just about how the numbers work, but also about how their individual actions impact financial success. As they do so, terms such as cash flow, return on equity, working capital, cost of goods sold, and assets come vividly to lifeto increase their business acumen skills.
USES: Zodiak is an excellent way to broaden your leadership development curriculum … engage managers around company vision and strategy … accelerate employee commitment to major changes … help employees gain insight into how they affect the bottom line … energize a management, sales or company wide event.
Countdown®: A Strategy Game for Project Teams
Countdown® is a project management simulation that enhances the knowledge and skills of project managers and project team members. Developed in collaboration with experts, this comprehensive project management program uses a variety of discovery learning techniques to engage and energize learners as they explore the concepts, tools and behaviors of effective project management. Designed to be used quickly and easily by any company relying on project teams, Countdown can be customized to address your unique needs or business conditions.
Countdown® iimmerses participants in an intense project that lasts seven simulated months. Small teams of participants move through project milestones, make critical decisions, communicate with stakeholders and manage trade-offs - all under tight deadlines and shifting information. Less than an hour into the game, teams work with a Gantt chart, estimate potential delays and costs, evaluate the critical path, assess project risks and make important decisions as they drive a project to success. But it's more than an agile project management simulation game. It's a serious, intensely effective learning program.
USES: Countdown® is an effective way to introduce new leaders to project management concepts, tools and behaviors … complement or reinforce project management curriculum offerings … kick off new projects with enthusiasm … re-energize or refocus existing project teams … familiarize new project team members with terms, tools, techniques and responsibilities.