What is a business game?
A business game is an interactive structured training activity with specially created conditions, which aim to reproduce those of a working situation in a successful business.
The training is challenging and enjoyable; developing skills to improve individual and team performance in the workplace.
Before looking further into what makes a business game we need to consider what makes a successful business?
In simple terms, it is an effective combination of people, resources and processes to produce a product which customers will value and buy.
Like a business, games should involve people, resources and processes. The aim is to give participants an experience comparable to one in 'real-life'.
A business has also to remain competitive, so business games are usually competitive in character with compressed time periods, allowing the result of decisions and policies to be seen.