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About Simulation Studios
Partnering closely with clients, we craft business simulation based solutions that accelerate the corporate learning and strategic change journey. The result is an immersive and highly engaging corporate development experience that creates real change.
And yes, we absolutely do virtual business simulations. :^)
Guarantee you’ll be excited about the results and relationship.
Hours facilitating simulations within corporate training programs
Years executive P&L experience of our facilitators
Corporate Training Simulation Solutions
Business Simulation Solutions
for Leadership Development, Strategic Thinking,
Business Acumen, Resilience, Innovation, and More
Business Simulation Solutions for Leadership and Talent Development
Immerse training participants in an engaging, hands-on business simulation that addresses leadership, strategic thinking, business acumen, innovation, and more. The experience is crafted to generate organizational change.
Business Simulation Solutions for Strategic Acceleration & Change Acceleration
Accelerate corporate change, change management, or strategic change initiatives by building the mindsets and skillsets that result in effective strategic alignment. Drive strategy to action using corporate business simulations.
Popular Leadership Development Simulation Topics
THE COMPLETE LEADER
Hands-on training for leadership behavior, business acumen, strategic thinking, collaboration, corporate resilience, know-the-business, and more.
THE EMERGING LEADER
The Complete Leader but focused on managers that are growing to become future leaders or are current high performers. This delivers everything at the appropriate level.
THE STRATEGIC THINKER
Hands-on training that focuses on the business of strategy, strategic thinking, business acumen, strategic alignment, strategy execution, and business silo reduction.
THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMPASS
Hands-on training that focuses on how to work through an organization that is in great change or needs to build organizational resilience. Or for companies going through change management.
THE ORGANIZATIONAL BOOTCAMP
Hands-on training with special focus on your organization, how it works, the mechanics of how it succeeds, and the skills managers and leaders need to succeed.
THE CHOOSE YOUR OWN TOPIC
Hands-on training where you choose to mix and match any of the other topics or choose an employee development topic of your choice that reinforces your training goals.
The Process Overview
Business Simulations can be overwhelming. With 15+ years of experience, it’s our job to ensure your success.
You share your needs, timelines, and expectations, as well as your goals and objectives.
Together we work closely with you to develop a solution based on the findings from discovery.
You facilitate, we facilitate, we co-facilitate to ensure a successful program.
Gather feedback and quantifiable metrics of success. Adjust the program as needed.
What People Say
Why Simulation Studios
We guide, not sell. No quotas, no pressure.
Simulation Studios is run by Bill Hall
Bill Hall founded Simulation Studios in 2003. He comes from over 10 years at Apple where he worked directly with Steve Jobs on various projects and was a five-time Apple MVP and Golden Apple Award winner. He has served as an executive at AOL, Nortel and Skype. Bill has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Bloomberg, and elsewhere. He is the author of the No. 1 Amazon T&D bestseller Shift: Using Business Simulations and Serious Games.
Bill is available for in-person and virtual speaking engagements on resilience, strategy, and leadership.
Getting Started Resources Written by Bill
Article written by Bill Hall
Business Simulations Can Be A Powerful Tool For Leadership Development – But Proceed with Caution
Book written by Bill Hall
Shift: Using Business Simulations and Serious Games: A Straightforward Guide for Corporate Training and Development
*Please note, I often put this Kindle book up for free.
Need help learning where to start?
Contact Bill directly. He's happy to talk about where to start.
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What is a business simulation?
Business simulations are learning-reinforcement tools. They are often used by corporations for manager training and leadership development. In most cases, these tools combine behavioral and financial attributes similar to a real company. These tools often have various names such as company simulator, business simulator, corporate simulator, and a lot more. In general, most call them business simulation(s).
Business simulations are powerful tools that give corporate training participants a hands-on learning experience. Trainees work through complex topics such as leadership development, leadership effectiveness, business acumen training, strategic thinking, teamwork, and innovative thinking. In the past, business training simulations were available only to the top global companies. However, due to advancements in development tools, these corporate training simulations are now available to companies of almost any size and at any stage of growth.
How do business simulations work?
Business simulations for corporate training and development create an immersive experience. Participants are presented with a simulated company and must decide where and how to allocate resources to achieve a set of key performance indicators (KPIs). Business simulators range from ready-to-go packages to highly advanced custom corporate simulations that require many months of development. Due to the nature of these advanced learning tools, most business training simulations are facilitated by a leader. This simulation facilitation helps connect the training content to the action within the corporate training program, and then back to the participants’ jobs. Training that takes advantage of business training simulations has some of the highest learner-engagement scores of any training support tools available. Simulation Studios both creates and facilitates corporate training simulations for use within leadership development, business acumen training, and a lot more.
Top 5 Tips and Tricks to Successfully Use a Business Simulation Within Leadership Development
Think Simple: Business simulations should not be complicated. Small, focused, closely aligned solutions lead to the highest training-content retention.
Talk to Others: Talk to those who have successfully used business simulations within leadership development. Feel free to contact us. We can put you in touch with companies that have successfully implemented business training simulations. They’ll be delighted to assist you.
Grab Some Paper: When most people think of Leadership Development Business Simulations, they automatically imagine they have to be computer based. However, paper-based business simulations can be highly effective and are easier to manage.
Stay Focused: Ensure the leadership-development business simulation doesn’t stray from your training goals and objectives. Scope creep is the enemy. Write out your learning objectives ahead of time and ensure the business simulation stays aligned with those.
Partner Up: If you find yourself wanting to build something but expertise isn’t available within your organization, find a partner! You might look for a counterpart within another organization that has worked with business simulations before and can assist. Alternatively, hire a firm that can assist. Ensure you partner with a firm you have full trust in and that has a great track record of partnering with customers.