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Business Today specializes in discovery-based experiential learning to improve the performance of people and their organizations.
When it comes to shifting attitudes, mind-sets and paradigms to improve performance, you can’t get there directly (without triggering defence mechanisms).
Simulations use the concept of DISCOVERY LEARNING which can best be described as…
‘If I tell you something, it’s true for me. If you DISCOVER it for yourself, it’s true for you.”

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    Business Simulations Benefits

    Specific benefits that one experiences from simulations and how it makes it a superior form of knowledge and skills development

    Specific benefits that one experiences from simulations and how it makes it a superior.

    Specific benefits that one experiences that improve your business.

    Specific benefits that one experiences from simulations.

    Specific benefits that one experiences from simulations and how to manage it.

    Specific benefits that one experiences from simulations.

    What Makes
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    what we offer

    Our 210+ generic and industry-specific simulations and learning games are used to address a variety of developmental needs such as:

    Learning & development

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    Learning & development

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    Leadership development programs

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    Leadership development programs

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    Competency/soft skill development

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    Competency/soft skill development

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    Change management initiatives

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    Change management initiatives

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    Commercial acumen for sales teams

    Learning & development training to improve business, commercial and financial acumen generic and industry-specific...

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    Commercial acumen for sales teams

    Learning & development training to improve business, commercial and financial acumen generic and industry-specific...

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    Customer engagement and selling skills

    Learning & development training to improve business, commercial and financial acumen generic and industry-specific...

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    Customer engagement and selling skills

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    Project Management

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    Project Management

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    Team Building

    Learning & development training to improve business, commercial and financial acumen generic and industry-specific...

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    Team Building

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    Entrepreneurial business skills

    Learning & development training to improve business, commercial and financial acumen generic and industry-specific...

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    Entrepreneurial business skills

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    Strategic thinking workshops

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    Strategic thinking workshops

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    Recruitment and Induction programs

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    Recruitment and Induction programs

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    Assessment Centres

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    Assessment Centres

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    Product Development

    Each product is designed and produced with the help of the client, a group of designers are selected from the company and are involved in the entire process. This is to ensure the customisation process is answering to the company’s personal needs, therefore optimising performance levels all around. The customisation process is a continuum, and can vary from a simple modification to an entire origination of a simulation.
    1

    Info Gathering

    We want to know your business! We conduct site visits to gather as much information as possible through interviews with a designated design team from your business.

    2

    Concept

    Where the fun begins! We develop the core concepts of the simulation addressing the issues that have been identified. We look at the possible mechanisms that can be utilised including our touch of magic.

    3

    Develop

    Driving it home! We refine the development on the process flows, mechanisms, inputs and calibration of numbers.

    4

    Completion

    That’s a wrap! Complete course materials & roll out training.

    1

    Info Gathering

    We want to know your business! We conduct site visits to gather as much information as possible through interviews with a designated design team from your business.

    2

    Concept

    Where the fun begins! We develop the core concepts of the simulation addressing the issues that have been identified. We look at the possible mechanisms that can be utilised including our touch of magic.

    3

    Develop

    Driving it home! We refine the development on the process flows, mechanisms, inputs and calibration of numbers.

    4

    Completion

    That’s a wrap! Complete course materials & roll out training.

    Following A Realistic Business Process

    During the business simulations, learners work together in teams, running their own simulated business. While competing with other teams (competitors in the market), they follow a realistic business process, making all the decisions which they typically confront in their real business environment, discovering the consequences and results of their decisions over a series of business cycles. After each business cycle, financial reports are compiled and KPIs are benchmarked against the other teams.

    The Simulation Experience

    We believe that the most successful programs consist 3 components, namely;

    40%

    Transference of Reality
    Analysis your own company financials and transferring insight & learnings to your own reality.

    30%

    Reflective Inputs
    Team and group excercise, analysis and reflection.

    30%

    Simulation
    • Recognize process
    • Bring out issues
    • Realistic number relationships
    • challenging, exciting & fun

    The Simulation Experience

    We believe that the most successful programs consist 3 components, namely;

    40%

    Transference of Reality

    Analysis your own company financials and transferring insight & learnings to your own reality.

     

    30%

    Reflective Inputs

    Team and group excercise, analysis and reflection.

     

     

    30%

    Simulation
    • Recognize process
    • Bring out issues 
    • Realistic number relationships
    • challenging, exciting & fun

    Step 1: Simulation

    Although “playing” the Simulation makes up just 30% of the time, it provides the platform for the critical issues to be dealt with and the learnings to take place. It also contributes to generating engagement through competition and collaboration with other team members.

    Step 2: Reflective Inputs

    30% of the time is spent on reflective inputs. These are analytical exercises where we engage the right-brain (via pictures and stories to name but two) to understand complex concepts such as working capital, free cash flow, market capitalization and other key measures used in your business.

    Step 3: Transference to YOUR Reality

    Lastly, 40% of the time is spent in transferring the insights to your company’s reality. Throughout the program, the instructors draw parallels between the insights in the simulation and analytical exercises and the learners’ own reality. One of the most powerful aspects of our business acumen programs is that we use your own company’s most recent financial numbers. In analysing the latest annual reports, local company and divisional reports, learners gain a fundamental deep understanding of the company for which they work.

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    Tarmo Jegorov CEO Devitems

    If you are after professional back-end support to help you grow your business, the team can help you with any element of digita
    l support from SEO, to VA's, to Social Media, to copywriting. The detail, checks and quality assurance is world-class.
    Check them out.

    Tarmo Jegorov CEO Devitems

    If you are after professional back-end support to help you grow your business, the team can help you with any element of digita
    l support from SEO, to VA's, to Social Media, to copywriting. The detail, checks and quality assurance is world-class.
    Check them out.

      Perfecting our Learning Recipe Since 1981

      Traditional, training mainly focuses on raising skills and knowledge. For skills training to be effective, attitudes and behavior also need to adapt. Without this, traditional training will, in many instances, not achieve the desired results. Our simulations focus on a combination of skills, knowledge and behavioral training, through the engagement of the limbic and neo-cortex parts of the brain. Our goal is to build an intuitive understanding of which levers to pull at what time in order to sustainably improve performance.
      Our methodology has been derived from pulling the best parts from aged-old learning theories. From the discoveries made by Pavlov with his ‘classical conditioning’ theory back in the 1800’s to more modern discoveries on Brain-Based Learning (BBL) and Game-Based Learning (GBL), we apply all these principles when designing our performance improvement training programs.
      Research organization McKinsey says: “In recent years, simulations have gained popularity as a means of overcoming barriers to learning. A deep body of theoretical literature asserts the power of simulations to change behavior by giving managers the opportunity to experiment, test their assumptions, and learn from their mistakes in a risk-free environment”.

      We are a global training organization with head offices in:

      USA, the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong and are represented by Business Partners in 32 countries across the world.

      Our Amazing Team

      Perfecting our learning recipe since 1981.

      Global presence - We are a global training organization with head offices in the USA, the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong and are represented by Business Partners in 32 countries across the world. This also provides us with the unique ability to deliver training in almost any language by local trainers.

      210+ generic and industry-specific simulations and games (see Our Services & Solutions page for further details)

      Our Clients

      From colleges to Fortune 500 companies across the globe

      Simulation

      Although “playing” the Simulation makes up just 30% of the time, it provides the platform for the critical issues to be dealt with and the learnings to take place. It also contributes to generating engagement through competition and collaboration with other team members.

      During the business simulations, learners work together in teams, running their own simulated business. While competing with other teams (competitors in the market), they follow a realistic business process, making all the decisions which they typically confront in their real business environment, discovering the consequences and results of their decisions over a series of business cycles. After each business cycle, financial reports are compiled and KPIs are benchmarked against the other teams.

      Reflexive Input

      30% of the time is spent on reflective inputs. These are analytical exercises where we engage the right-brain (via pictures and stories to name but two) to understand complex concepts such as:

      Transfer Of Reality

      Lastly, 40% of the time is spent in transferring the insights to your company’s reality. Throughout the program, the instructors draw parallels between the insights in the simulation and analytical exercises and the learners’ own reality. One of the most powerful aspects of our business acumen programs is that we use your own company’s most recent financial numbers.

      In analysing the latest annual reports, local company and divisional reports, learners gain a fundamental deep understanding of the company for which they work.

      What Are Business Simulations

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