Change the mindset and build the skills needed to make decisions that impact the business

Think about these questions... 

  • Do supply chain professionals have the business skills to manage costs and develop logistical processes that obtain the right materials and distri­bution channels?
  • Are IT teams leveraging technology in the context of business workflows to manage costs, generate revenue, and drive growth?
  • Do finance personnel make deci­sions directly from a spread sheet or do they understand the many business vari­ables that will affect potential business models and results.
  • Are the products being developed in R&D aligned to your company’s business strategy?
  • How well is the marketing and sales staff positioning them­selves as experts and trusted advisors as well as understanding customers from a business perspective?
  • How can new hires who join the firm with a liberal arts degree and very limited actual business experience hit the ground running and make an impact on the company’s success within 90 days?

Today, business expectations are high. Professionals across the company are more involved in the critical thinking and actions that determine success for their enterprise, role, and function and need the skills to make it happen. This is why Advantexe’s gold medal winning business simulation team has developed the Drivers of Business Performance business simulation™. This digital business board game simulation is designed to help illustrate how business decisions affect the financial performance of a company. Through a series of simple, yet focused set of operational and scenario-based business decisions, learners experience how businesses operate and how functional decisions affect the inflows and outflows of money.

 

How it works

The learner has been recruited and named as the interim CEO of Orium, Inc. a multi-billion dollar global company, to help lift stalled sales numbers, improve profitability, and set the company up for long-term success.  The board of directors has provided a strict budget and the learner must manage the budget, leaning on their executive team for advice and guidance during the year. Over the course of four simulated quarters, learners make a number of interrelated revenue generation and cost management decisions having to juggle and make trade-offs regarding revenue opportunities and their associated costs. Unlike traditional and static learning programs, this dynamic, computer-based simulation provides:

  • A simple and focused set of operational business decisions that immediately show the cause and effect of business decisions
  • An intuitively designed user experience that graphically illustrates in real-time the financial flows of the business
  • Insight into the core drivers of profitability and cash flow
  • A clear understanding how departmental decisions effect business operations
  • Direct interactions with simulated characters in a risk-free learning environment to make learning fun and more realistic
  • Embedded online learning modules that introduce learners to key business ideas and terms to help simplify the concepts of business

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Finally, to incorporate an element of competition into the simulation, we have built in a leader’s board and achievement center. The leader’s board tracks all learners top level business scores of highest revenue and profitability. The achievement center awards Bronze, Silver, or Gold badges based on reaching business goals set out by the board of directors such as revenue growth, profitability levels, and expense management.

Learn more

If you would like to learn more about the Drivers of Business Performance simulation please click here to download a brochure, or you can contact us directly at james.brodo@advantexe.com 


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