BTS Strategic Execution Blog

10 Elements of Highly Effective Business Simulations

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 | Category :

By Rommin Adl

Rommin Adl Photo

A business simulation uses real-world competitive dynamics and places leaders in a context where they step out of their normal day-to-day roles and gain exposure to the big picture. In order to be effective, business simulations must encompass 10 critical elements:

  1. Highly realistic with points of realism targeted to drive experiential learning.
  2. Dynamically competitive with decisions and results impacted by peers’ decisions in an intense, yet fun, environment.
  3. Illustrative, not prescriptive or deterministic, with a focus on new ways of thinking.
  4. Catalyzes discussion of critical issues with learning coming from discussion.
  5. Business-relevant feedback, a mechanism to relate the simulation experience directly back to the company business and key strategic priorities.
  6. Delivered with excellence: High levels of quality and inclusion of such design elements as group discussion, humor, coaching and competition that make the experience highly interactive, intriguing, emotional, fun, and satisfying.
  7. User driven: Progress through the simulation experience is controlled by participants and accommodates a variety of learning and work styles.
  8. Designed for a specific target audience level and business need.
  9. Outcome focused, so that changes in mindset lead to concrete actions.
  10. Enables and builds community: Inter-personal networks are created and extended through chat rooms, threaded discussions and issue-focused e-mail groups; participants support and share with peers.

To learn more about BTS’s customized business simulations, check out

About the Author: Rommin Adl is an Executive Vice President at BTS.

Email BTS To Learn More, Click Here

1 Comment

  1. 1 Bajiroa Matani 19 Aug
    Ten highly effective assimilation processes for the business are here by discussed and invoked. Its images are done with the regulated and for the opposed sides of the write my essay for me in the vein of the light mode and selected terms.


  1. RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
    RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
    Toolbar's wrapper 
    Content area wrapper
    RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
    It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
    Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
    RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.

BTS is a public company traded at the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm under the symbol BTS b
© BTS All Rights Reserved