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Short explanation of the game
The Management Challenge® simulates the management of a (fictitious) organization in one to five years, depending on the duration of the ‘game’. The teams take a number of decisions every quarter. They make their choice from a list of around 130 different measures. These measures have an effect on various aspects of business operations.
For example, a rapid increase in production and sales can have a positive impact on business results, but have a negative effect on resource management. Investing in ‘new work’ gives room for development and innovation, but can reduce social cohesion within the organization. If the teams ignore certain areas of attention, erosion will occur and the score in that domain will automatically decrease. Sometimes the coherence of measures also determines the desired effect. This element is also clearly interwoven in the game.
Each measure takes time, energy and money. Because you cannot use this unlimited, efficient use of this is crucial in this simulation. To make the game even more realistic, the participants must deal with all sorts of calamities such as the bankruptcy of a partner or an economic offense. As the quarters progress, the time pressure in the game increases. After each quarter, the participants are given the time to make decisions and to analyze the feedback they receive. Whether a team can respond appropriately in a certain context also depends on how it has organized itself internally. The Management Challenge® also provides a realistic picture of the organizational situation in this respect.
In addition to the feedback, the teams also receive a graph that shows how their organization has evolved. To keep the competitive element in play, each team has an overview of the progress of the other teams.