- was engaging and ‘hands-on’ and not dry or teacher centered
- would help the participants better understand the cycle of business planning, decision-making and execution in a competitive and dynamic environment
- would deepen understanding of the different roles performed by different functions
- would improve cooperation and alignment between managers from different departments
“As the project sponsor, I had to first articulate the internal need for this style of training, then learn more about the game itself from both the perspective of instructors and students, and then work with HR on implementation. I'm really happy with the way everything turned out - it was a great success.
I think the beauty of business games like this is that the participants 'learn by doing', especially as they are working in teams, and seeing the direct impact of the decisions they make. It is so much better than the typical teaching methods, where you just sit in a class taking notes from a teacher and staring at slides. In addition, because the game can be accessed through an online portal, we could involve many more of our workforce than we had originally budgeted for, so the benefits of participating - namely thinking strategically and understanding the strategic importance of your daily role - was spread to more people in the company.
I can say with confidence that we exceeded our goals with this training exercise, particularly in relation to the number of participants and their level of engagement. The game wouldn't have happened without the support of HR and the corporate comms team who were great. The participants loved it. I know that our partnership with the HFX Training team dramatically exceeded initial expectations and I hope that we continue to work together in the future.”