Game Changer

Game Changer is a simulation that makes the participants understand the levers of large scale change management. In any organization, change management is a competency that is required at various managerial levels. This simulation makes the participants understand the various dimensions of change and which intervention to use in which phase of change.

Features

Price

Academic $29.95 USD per student

Duration

Up to 16 periods

Competition Type

Direct and Benchmark Competition

Support

Fully administered simulation event

Price

Academic $29.95 USD per student

Duration

Up to 16 periods

Competition Type

Direct and Benchmark Competition

Support

Fully administered simulation event

Game Description

 

Game Changer is about a senior functionary’s approach towards managing a large scale change process. In this organization, he has to deal with the leadership team individually and collectively as well as the entire organization as an unit to ensure that the change is implemented seamlessly. The change process has various stages. The participant working as the functionary has to select the appropriate intervention to overcome the resistance to change and make people aligned to the organization goals.
 

Scenarios

 

 

Game Changer has different scenarios built around planning and implementation of the change initiative. In every scenario, there would be the option to choose interventions from a laundry list. Some of these would be applicable to some individual or few leaders. Similarly, few others would be applicable to the entire organization. The game requires that the leaders who are opposing the change or are neutral are converted to pro change positions. Similarly, it also requires an overwhelming majority of employees to support the change initiative.

Key Decisions

 

In a college-town, a local successful business professional wants to help college students learn about business by operating their own company. Each team in BizCafe represents a group selected to receive a $25,000 start-up loan at 10{45b96a35487d1fc420bc0a6f3729fc46f0290e1f9e614094d1b8cb835ecf9c53} interest to manage their own coffee shop for a year as an independent study for credit. At startup, teams choose equipment, furniture, and a name consistent with the image they want to project. As the simulation progresses, students encounter all the facets of running a business at a basic level. They gain experience with financial statements, the difference between cash and accrual accounting, handling staffing issues, operations management for a small service business, marketing and promotion, and the importance of customer satisfaction.