Strategic Decision Making Simulation

Strategic Decision Making Simulation LSA Global

Increasing Business Acumen by Running Your Own Business

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“Whether it is a Strategic Decision Making Simulation or executive coaching, LSA Global focuses on understanding our business situation and helping us succeed. 

I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource to anyone looking to greatly improve the skills of their leadership, management, and project teams.”
Bonnie S. Olson | VP Human Resources | Lutheran Social Services

“The best simulation for giving a birds-eye view of operations.”
Magnus Aniander | Senior Leadership Development | Toyota

“We required every Oracle USA sales representative to take this Strategic Decision Making Simulation. It was exceptional.”
Sales Manager | Oracle

“You know the program is effective when people from manufacturing, sales, and marketing become sensitive to each other’s needs and understand how the other operation works.”
Manager | 3M

Description
This proven 1.5 to 2-day Strategic Decision Making Simulation workshop helps team to pull in the same direction, build cross-functional alignment, and develop a big picture understanding for more effective strategic decision-making.

In this proven and highly experiential strategic decision making simulation, teams manage their own capital-intensive companies and compete for the same customers in a rapidly changing marketplace. Participants act as finance, production, marketing, and corporate intelligence.

Teams of 4 to 6 must take over a company, grow with scarce resources, battle for positions, and improve profitability — in good times and bad. It’s a customizable and dynamic challenge of analysis, strategy, execution, and navigation to collectively make the right investments at the right time.

Most leaders call this comprehensive simulation a “micro-MBA” for their decision-making teams in the areas of strategic planning, teamwork, and business finance.

Objectives
With hundreds of operational and strategic decisions to make under heavy competitive pressure, teams are challenged to make tough choices with limited resources and demanding time constraints.  In this proven decision-making simulation, participants gain:

  • Functional expertise of how financial decisions impact overall business — and how business decisions are reflected financially.
  • Higher productivity through better teamwork and communication.
  • Deeper understanding of strategy and tactical initiatives.
  • Improved decision-making and problem-solving for optimal allocation of limited resources.
  • Increased responsiveness to customer needs.
  • Stronger business literacy and financial acumen.

Typical decisions participants face include when to invest, how many markets to pursue, whether to develop new products or maintain existing ones, if it makes sense to be a market leader or an early follower, and when to enter markets.

Target Audience
Managers, Senior Leaders, Supervisors, Sales Professionals, and Key Individual Contributors who want to develop their business strategy skills, analytical thinking, decision-making, and financial acumen.

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about business simulation program customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.

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