Business simulations allow people to learn through self-discovery, by doing. Proven effective as powerful development tools in a variety of engagements, they provide a safe space where experimentation, failure and learning can occur. Individuals can see how they perform under pressure, revealing strengths, weaknesses and emotional intelligence. We all learn better by “doing.” And when it comes to learning interpersonal communication skills, there is no organizational development program as powerful as a business simulation. Simulations including including Paper Planes, Awaka, Polygon Puzzle, Edge Work, Our Town and more.
Which simulations are best for your organization right now? Here’s a guide that classifies simulations according to complexity and facilitator competency.