Sink ‘r’ Swim ™

Key value: high energy, innovation, collaboration, negotiations, rapid growth skills with fresh thinking.

What makes simulation games work is the idea of agreement; the notion to create a shared story. It means that characters in the game accept the things happening to them and respond in typical ways. The same occurs in flight simulations, comedy improv’ and so on.  We use simulations to remove the tendency to suppress ideas and instead, keep the “what if’s” alive. In doing so, participants create the conditions for spontaneous success which is a superb experience for recalling during regular business situations.

  • A very fun and engaging customized entrepreneurial challenge
  • Designed for single room setting with 3-6 participants per table
  • Competing teams experience a very fast-paced interactive game that uses simulated real world business challenges, competitive analogies, raising capital, managing resources, pushing creative boundaries, and peak performance issues in dealing with a very dynamic arena.
  • Fun, revealing, dealing with time pressure…how we play this is how we handle any similar situations so what lessons can be taken away and applied daily.
  • Teams that set roles and priorities sooner, tend to do better but more importantly, this game reveals our tendencies to prioritize activities around our natural strengths with both great and limiting outcomes
  • A powerful simulation that reveals creative talents during a high-pressure game
  • Program wraps with small team presentation and group learning regarding leading and inspiring regional teams and transferring best practices over spread out offices.
  • Our #1 indoor simulation game with over 100 successful versions!

Typical Key Learning Points During the Simulation Game:
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  • Debrief learning varies depending on how people interact.
  • Not judged as right or wrong but instead, on what is most beneficial and useful for where the team wants to go in their daily business.
  1. Do participants make short cuts as time pressure increases; what are the wins and costs for such choices?
  2. Has anyone on the small team taken steps to fully engage all their players? What assumptions are made? Nodding heads does not mean agreement.
  3. Are participants referencing past successes to transfer best practices to the simulation? Or, are they just busy ‘doing’?
  4. This game is about thinking in limitless ways. How do small teams make sense and manage limitless market opportunities? Do they set the bar high or low?
  5. Do they bring in limited thoughts from other aspects of life? Do they support stagnant conventional wisdom or look to challenge and re-define.
  6. What unique differentiators do teams create in the game? How do they give themselves an edge? How is that transferable?
  7. It’s not about taking a chance! It’s about giving ourselves a great chance!
  8. What role does risk play in the game? What are the rewards for smart risk taking?
  9. You don’t get if you don’t ask. So, what do you want?
  10. The way I set it up, is how it ends up. All results are predictable!


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