Understanding companies and acting entrepreneurially.
Business processes frequently happen invisibly, are complex and asynchronous. Quite often the result of an action is not perceived, because it only becomes visible after months.
Simulations and business games attempt to compress these realities into a time frame that can be visualised and allow the participant to experience the complexity. Company employees can reconstruct business processes, can think more broadly and make company-oriented decisions.
Business game or simulation?
The most important component of a business game is competition: Different teams are lined up against each other and influence their business results by focused interaction. Business games are increasingly being employed in management training, because a certain amount of prior knowledge of business administration and strategy is a prerequisite.
On the other hand there is simulation: It is structured as a parallel game and is not focused on competition: Four participants around a table direct the flow of money and goods only conditionally, but rather observe incidents and effects from a helicopter perspective. Simulations are frequently employed to consolidate knowledge, e.g. for introducing key figures.