How do you create the capabilities across your teams who’ve adopted the entrepreneurial mind set, and build empathy towards their fellow workers and customers alike?
Immerse your teams in the act of creating their own business, and in the process give them the understanding and awareness of the challenges that it takes to create a successful business. It is proven that it will not only develop commercial acumen for your frontline leaders, it will also create a deeper empathy across your teams by building awareness of the different elements in creating a successful business.
Whether your team works closely with customers who own and operate a SME business, or work in a specific role within an existing business, the key learnings from these business simulation games is the same – they will learn the essential skills required for their job. The very skills they won’t learn at University or at school, the skills they learn on the job, giving it a go.
Learn the essential skills that you can only learn by immersing yourself in the act of creating your own business.
Get started today. Create an internal competition and reward the high flying entrepreneurial individuals in your business. In return they’ll reward you with their new-found skills and acumen to grow your business further.
As the game begins, players will be guided through a series of simple tasks to get started on understanding the different functions of the game. They will be required to register a company name (fictitious), select a location, and register (to keep track of game progress), as well as managing their earnings and overall budget.
The player is then required to set up their business by hiring staff, purchasing the necessary equipment, assigning the appropriate employees to various job functions, and setting the chosen work hours for each employee. They will also have the opportunity to hire staff through the Ministry of Social Development, which includes real documentation, job descriptions and employment contracts.
The first day of business will enable the player to fulfil demand and supply. As the week progresses, they will be required to make decisions such as hiring more staff to meet demand, increasing inventory, research and development, and upgrading equipment, all having an impact on their bottom line.
Once the player is familiar with the game functions, more and more options will be unlocked. They will be required to look at other aspects of their business, such as marketing, obtaining bank loans, to expanding their operations to multiple stores. All the while, managing to retain and keep their staff happy through careful injection of staff benefits, and maintain company morale. Their progress will be ranked against other players on the leaderboard to gauge how successful they are.
We are able to customise a specific business process or series of processes for your company. We can change or alter any elements within the game.
The Restaurant Tycoon Game is the first of five Industry Sectors we will be rolling out every 6 weeks.
Hospitality (the current game)
Trades and services (construction)
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