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Virtual Learning Simulations – The Game Changer

As COVID-19 continues to penetrate deeper into the fabric of our societies, businesses and workplaces explore contactless means of doing business. In emerging South Asian economies such as Pakistan, this has accelerated adoption of digital tools and applications for e.g. Zoom as tech businesses attract more investment, regulatory support, and public attention. An example of an industry hard hit by the ongoing pandemic is education, learning & organizational development. While the industry continues to operate in survivalist mode through digital communication platforms and laments over the loss of physical classroom instruction, there is an urgency to innovate and develop learning products that renews interest in skill development. Hence, we decided to introduce simulations drivei in the marketplace.

Simulations – Translating Knowledge Into Action

Simulations are complex experiences translated in the form of an online interactive learning interface. They often represent a snapshot of a scenario, for example a crisis situation in need of timely, well informed decision. Within the context of the online platform, participants engage actively, often in teams, to respond to the challenge at hand. These challenges more often than not are based on real life scenarios with the added advantage of interactivity and assessments. Most of the simulations have an inbuilt reward system that scores participants based on successful completion of the assigned tasks. Fueled by challenge, and charged by curiosity and reward, teams often find themselves diving deep in problem solving, collaboration, with a renewed sense of team spirit. This encourages the participants to take this fresh approach towards challenge and use it in their own organizations in real life to solve real problems.

Simulations – Time Tested Tool for Skill Building

Simulation based games have been around for quite sometime. Notable games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Sims and F1 Simulator to name a few have created a considerable following. These games have become the cornerstone of learning so much so that F1 race car drivers use the simulations to keep their driving skills sharp when there is a rainy day outside or when they don’t feel like training in an actual car. Similarly the aviation industry uses simulation to assess new pilots before getting them inside a real cockpit.
At Sethi Learning & Company, we are excited to offer these simulations to foster workplace learning in organisations across Pakistan

Leadership & Team Building Simulation

This full day simulation organizes participants into action packed teams that need to cooperate to achieve the allocated team goal.
The twist: Goal conflict is inbuilt in the simulation. Can the leader ensure everyone is aligned and heading in the same direction?
Emotional Intelligence Competencies: Conflict Management, Inspirational Leadership, Teamwork

Learning Objectives:

  • How to share information and make decisions when information is unequally shared between team members
  • How leaders shape decision making and performance in time competitive environments
  • How to deal with goal conflict when individuals have private goals that are not always aligned to a team's shared goals
  • Understand how inefficient group processes compromise a team's ability to achieve its potential
  • Role of the leaders for ensuring broader participation

Learning How to Network Effectively Simulation

This powerful simulation empowers your to teams realise their networking potential within large social networks often comprising of people they don’t know. This also provokes active thought on the importance of planning ahead when developing your social network.
The twist: Your auto-response- React First, Think Later
Emotional Intelligence Competencies: Inspirational Leadership, Influence

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategic networking: If you need something from your network, do you just ask? Or is there a smarter way to network?
  • Network Mapping: Thoughtfully thinking and planning networks
  • Social Capital: A product of planning or circumstance?
Applied Strategy with Balanced Scorecard Simulation
This interactive simulation pushes teams to actively implement strategy using the concepts of the balanced scorecard methodology. The simulation rewards teams when they demonstrate the ability to align objectives, strategy, and action items.
The twist: The answers are out there, but are you aware?
Emotional Intelligence Competencies: Adaptibility, Teamwork

Learning Objectives:

  • Create and implement a strategy map, develop a balanced scorecard, and use feedback from the balanced scorecard to adjust their implementation approach over a series of rounds.
  • Synergise objectives, strategy, and action items
  • Provoke macro thinking – think about how the pieces fit into the bigger whole

Decision Making in Crisis Simulation

How do you take fair and balanced decisions in time critical situations? Is your decision making fair or tainted with cognitive biases? This simulation will push you in the turbulence of stormy waters and force you to take critical time sensitive decisions. At the end, it will take you into deep journey of self reflection as you become aware of the 4 cognitive biases woven in the simulation design and how you became vulnerable to them without your realization.
The twist: Psychological traps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how individuals behave under pressure and how different people respond differently to pressure
  • How cognitive biases impair decision making in time sensitive situations
  • Fosters decisiveness and quick decision making

Marketing Simulation

In this highly interactive simulation, participants are tasked with building a customer-centric strategy to drive business growth at a printing company a customer centric approach.Equipped with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) dashboard, they gather and analyze detailed customer behaviour data, and make decisions about customer acquisition and customer retention.
The twist: do you fish with a net in the largest sectors or do you work harder and use a spear in the smallest sectors.
Emotional Intelligence Competencies: Teamwork

Learning Objectives:

  • Applied thinking of the concepts of CLV (Customer Lifetime Value), Customer Lifecycle, Customer Acquistion & Customer Rentention
  • Learn to use how CRM dashboards work and how can they be geared to grow a profitable customer base