The Business Series

From conducting effective meetings and planning projects to resolving customer complaints, Human Synergistics International’s Business Series simulations are your solution to sharpening business knowledge and practices while tuning up teamwork skills—for double the impact on performance.

Business Series

Dual purpose

The simulations in our Business Series provide the "how-to" knowledge your teams need to tackle common, yet demanding, business problems and situations with expertise and confidence. At the same time, they strengthen the skills and behaviors your teams need to effectively (and efficiently) solve problems and make decisions.

Flexible

Whether your objective is to energize a meeting, kick off a project, build better teams, or teach proven business strategies for dealing with specific types of problems, the HSI Business Simulations can be adopted with confidence. Use these versatile activities with groups new to simulations or as the perfect alternative for groups that have experienced one or more of HSI's Survival Simulations.

All you need

Leader's Guides are available for each of the Business Simulations and offer all the information you'll need to plan and facilitate a successful program. The guides include the recommended solutions and rationales, scoring instructions, program design options, and tips for discussing the skills and processes that contribute to effective team performance.

 

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Choose the Business Simulation that's right for you

Simulation

The Situation

The Challenge

Time

Coach - Co-achieving
Apply Achievement-oriented thinking to coach others and improve performance

Coach Web Page

You and your team must determine the best course of action for turning around a sports team that currently is not performing well. Identify, from a list of 55 items, the most appropriate approaches to coaching, goals, and actions. 2.5 to 3 hours

Project Planning Situation
Strengthen general planning proficiencies and competencies

Sample Participant Booklet

Your team has been assigned responsibility for designing a plan for managing a secret project.

Sequence 20 activities in the order they should be followed in managing the project.

1 to 2 hours

Meeting Effectiveness Situation
Develop effective meeting management skills and practices

Increasing turnover rates in most of your stores requires that you call a meeting to discuss the problem.

Sequence 20 action steps in the order they should be followed to maximize the effectiveness of the meeting.

1 to 2 hours

Customer Complaint Situation
Learn how to handle customer complaints efficiently and effectively

A customer approaches you with a complaint.

Sequence 18 action steps in the order they should be carried out to maximize service effectiveness.

1.5 to 2 hours

Envisioning a Culture for Quality
Create a culture that makes service quality and teamwork the norm

A recent survey conducted by corporate headquarters indicates that your store rates "average" in service quality and suggests that the problem may be your store's culture.

Envision a culture for quality for your store by rank ordering the impact (from most positive to most negative) of 24 behavioral norms on service quality.

2 to 3 hours

Cultural Change Situation
Develop the knowledge needed to manage and change an organization's culture

You are a VP of a conglomerate that has just received Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI®) and Organizational Effectiveness Inventory® (OEI) results for the company's various divisions and departments.

Using the OCI/OEI results, identify gaps between the organization's Current and Ideal Culture, the impact of different cultural norms on outcomes, and levers for changing the culture.

2 to 3 hours

Turnaround
Reveal underlying philosophies and assumptions regarding how to lead organizational transformation and change

You are a general manager in a large company that has just reassigned you to its failing blue jeans manufacturing plant.

Develop a four-part plan for improving the plant, based on your review of the plant's history and recent production and financial reports.

5 to 8 hours