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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LSA’s action-learning leadership approach has been very beneficial to me, our leadership team, and the entire organization.

The balance of development and results has been excellent.

We have made huge progress, and I was also able to identify 2-3 high potentials while having the extra benefit of people stepping up to carry key strategic projects forward.

The experience was better than anticipated.  I could not be more pleased.

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At a time of change in our marketplace, LSA Global did an exceptional job helping our executive team create strategic clarity by helping us to define, clarify, and prioritize our corporate vision, mission, values, differentiation, target clients, strategic priorities, success metrics and key roles.

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The work was so successful that we also hired them to coach our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple revenue.  In this age of useless consultants, I highly recommend their practical and business-oriented approach to strategy, culture, and talent.

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Anna Meyer
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I recommend LSA Global to anyone looking for real results.

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Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a true strategy and implementation partner in LSA.

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I personally have partnered with LSA Global at four of my previous companies. It continues to be a delight.

We look forward to partnering with them for a long time to develop our managers and leaders.

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Their leadership, management, and sales expertise has been invaluable.  They think strategically and provide a results driven plan – not just a temporary fix.

They are great to work with, and even more importantly, they “get it!”

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I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Leadership Training.  I’ve found the quality to be superior.

They are always well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize to our unique culture and goals.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

LSA’s approach and ability to bring the right leadership and management expertise and approach to eBay has been a great asset.

They really focus on helping us succeed in any way they can and definitely lifted up our leadership and management development capabilities.

Mike Normant
Learning & Development

ebay

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