Strategic & Business Thinking Development

In an ever-changing VUCA Prime world, organisations need their people to develop Strategic Thinking. See Change Management

At SB&A, we have developed a comprehensive, agile and blended approach that integrates Business Simulations, Business project-based Learning and Strategic Thinking tools into Middle and Senior programmes in a continuous effort to use the latest solutions and up-to-date approaches possible.
This active, participatory learning allows for up to 70% of the information learned to be retained and used back on-the-job up to 70% of the information learned to be retained

 

Business Simulations

Together with our patners at BTI, we offer bi-lingual, industry seasoned facilitators to run

  • Generic Board-based Simulators, such as Running a Successfull Business ©, designed to give learners an understanding og the operations and key issues involved in running a small or medium size business. The experience exposes learners to the financial realities of operating a small business in today’s highly competitive market, and introduces them to the actions necessary to ensure the success of a small business.
  • Over 500 industry-based simulations such as Motor Sales Today, Banking Operations Today, Retail Today, Professional Services Today, Airport Business Today, Fashion Retail Today, Hospital Business Today, Mining Today and many more.
  • Other than there off-the-shelf products, slightly-customized and fully customized versions developed especially for specific businesses can also be designed by experts, using client’s own products and terminology, their own financial statements and markets and competitors. READ the Case Study

 

Experiential Learning blended into Leadership Programmes
  • Our Action-Centered Infusion philosophy drives us towards ensuring that almost every section has a game-based activity where the learner’s experience is meaningful, engaging, and transferable to the real world.
    We have over 1,500 leadership and management games and are constantly developing more. We select those that are organizationally and culturally sensitive to the client’s needs.
  • We carefully plan the Debriefing of Simulations & Experiential Learning so as to allow participants to take time to reflect on their experiences and relate them to their jobs and functions. The sequence of 1) What happened 2) Why is this important, and 3) How can I use information takes participats through a progression for processing a specific event. The educational philosopher John Dewey (1933) who is known as one of the forefathers of experiential education believed that in order to truly learn from experience there must be time for reflection.

 

Strategic Tools & Techniques to complement Business Simulations

Together with the excitement of Business Simulations and other experiential activities, participants need efficient strategic learning tools to prepare themselves for the real business world – no just a performance development area that tells them to “think strategically”.
We work closely with senior business leaders to provide concepts and frameworks of strategic thinking and planning, some of which may include Porter, Value Discipline, Blue Ocean, Product Portfolio Matrix, SWOT, and PEST.

 

Case Study

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