This workshop demonstrates why the integration of management tasks and processes is crucial to the strategic management of a business enterprise. The tasks include strategic and tactical planning and implementation. The processes include building relationships and teams.

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize when to focus on a task and when to focus on a process for the greater benefit of objectives.
  • Analyze a business to identify its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop a vision for a business and a corresponding strategy for change with coordinated functional strategic and tactical plans.
  • Create an integrated business plan and budget, including corresponding plans for operations, marketing and sales, human resources, and finance, R&D.
  • Identify, plan, and implement projects for implementing the company's strategic goals.
  • Use management reports and forecasting tools to track progres and meet plans.
  • Improve team performance.
  • Improve interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Identify complex trade-offs in decisions, considering all possible consequences.

How You Will Learn

Small teams of participants plan and manage a company for 2-3 years. They set long-term objectives for the company and determine how to achieve the objectives. The simulation provides a realistic environment covering operations, vendors (with varying price, quality, and timeliness), personnel (with varying personalities, skills, and experience), a market (responsive to price, quality, and timeliness), competitors, and typical problems. Teams must implement improvement projects while managing the on going business and dealing with crises. Participants make decisions in an on-going team for several days while planning and managing the simulated company. This provides a laboratory to practice and improve interpersonal and team behaviors in cross-functional teams.

Who Should Attend

Project Managers, Team Leaders, and Individual Contributors from all organization functions, and technical and non-technical disciplines.


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