Strategic thinking has been an important and famous topic with regards to organisations so much so that it has been mentioned countless times in management, innovation and corporate articles and blogs. There are numerous workshops and trainings with regards to this area and we would like to shed some light on this topic as well and how simulations actually play a part in honing this skill. We would start by introducing what is strategic thinking, its crucial components, an example of how it applies to our daily life and how simulations come in.
Organisations are spending a huge amount of money on training and development but still we are seeing people complaining about how they do not see the relevance of it to their work or that they fail to bring the knowledge back into their workplace. I figured that while there are a number of external factors which are outside a L&D Professional’s control, like organisational culture and structure, here are some of the factors that are within our influence.
Organizations has been spending a lot of money on their employees growth and we feel that this read is important to help learning and development executives to make learning more effective for their employees. The authors delineate the problem using three types of biases: success, action and fitting in, while we will share our solution at the end of the article.
Talent Development professionals are constantly bombarded with emails, calls and chats from learning solution providers. The options provided can be quite diverse and many providers claim expertise in multiple categories. How then do we filter the ones that provide quality-learning solutions from those are merely great at marketing?
Actual games are still taboo in most organisations where the stereotype of the work-avoiding employee cracking new high scores in Minesweeper has given gaming a bad name. In addition also, the corporate executive playing games to improve his or her strategy-making skills is still rare. Therefore the authors think that the next generation strategy games will finally be able to prove a real business case. Visual materials are great to foster intellectual understanding, but they are not interactive and do not reflect the reality of busy schedules and declining attention spans. While coaching or mentoring approaches have great merits for personal development, but are hard to scale. Games on the other hand, can create an experiential, interactive and tailored understanding of strategy at low cost and in a scalable manner. They also allow managers to suspend normal rules in an acceptable way and they provide an effective multi-variate medium for absorbing ideas.
It’s the year of the rooster and we from Think Codex would like to wish everyone of you a Happy Chinese New Year. This time around, we thought it would be interesting to share with you some tips on how to remember the things you have learnt, and at the same time enjoy your moments with your family and friends so you could spearhead the year with full force.
They say all play and no work makes jack a lazy boy. But what if we are able to make work fun again? This is why here at Think Codex, we aspire to design and promote learning through the medium of play. To be specific, we design simulations based on the learning needs of corporations. Play has been around in our ages and we believe that through simulations, we are able to help build ownership and practice within the participants, which will enhance the learning process.