busi·ness a·cu·men: An in-depth understanding of how a business works, how it makes money, and how strategies and decisions impact financial, operational, and sales results.
We help clients build the financial literacy and marketplace insight of their leaders, managers, sales teams, and employees. Our innovative classroom and online business simulations, on-the-job resources, and customized solutions are powered by discovery learning—a methodology that engages, educates, and motivates learners to apply new behaviors back on the job.
Our business games and simulations significantly increase business acumen and financial literacy. They blend classroom and technology components and incorporate discovery learning techniques like game boards, maps, team problem-solving, and guided facilitation. Easily customized to each client, our business acumen platforms are specifically engineered to target your critical business issues.
Manufacturing, consumer products, telecommunications, energy, and other similar businesses face tough decisions every day. How their leaders, managers, sales teams, and employees deal with processes, products, finances, and customers is critical. Zodiak is a powerful platform that incorporates a fast-paced classroom business simulation—enhanced with technology components and customized to meet unique needs. The program guides learners to discover how business really works and how they impact the bottom line. Armed with on-the-job tools, a community of resources and best practices, and targeted sustainability, they are ready to take action to drive results.
Banks, insurance companies, and other service organizations face unique challenges, including how to manage multiple product lines, increase revenue, and contain costs. Leaders, managers, sales teams, and employees with higher levels of business acumen can help the organization stay nimble and effective. Zodiak is a powerful platform that incorporates a fast-paced classroom simulation—enhanced with technology components and customized to meet unique needs. The program guides learners to discover how business really works and how they impact the bottom line. Armed with on-the-job tools, a community of resources and best practices, and targeted sustainability, they are ready to take action to drive results.
Healthcare organizations must be strategic in their vision for the future and disciplined around quality and costs. Success requires a business-savvy workforce. Zodiak is a powerful classroom solution for healthcare providers and the companies that serve them. Customized to meet the needs of diverse audiences within the healthcare industry, Zodiak Healthcare incorporates a fast-paced simulation that guides learners to discover how healthcare organizations really work. Armed with increased knowledge and on-the-job tools, learners are ready to take action to impact results.
Successful managers have the vision and business acumen to impact their department objectives while contributing to overall financial and strategic goals. They must champion change, collaborate across the organization, influence the business, develop talent, and demonstrate trust and authenticity. Impact5 is a powerful, fast-paced, customizable simulation that guides managers—experienced as well as emerging and high-potential leaders—to understand their responsibility to their employees, colleagues, customers, and the organization. The experience is enriched with tools and resources in the Impact5 Leadership Portal.
During times of change, clear communication increases the business acumen and commitment of employees. Whether it’s a new vision, changing business goals, or other strategic initiatives, everyone must understand what is driving change, where the business is going, and how they fit into the picture of success. Discovery Maps® are fully customized discovery learning sessions—with an engaging, metaphor-rich visual as a centerpiece—that align a workforce around the company’s objectives. Classroom and online options, large or small group delivery, and inclusion of video, online, and on-the-job support materials is available.
We can partner with you to create a custom learning solution. As pioneers in innovative learning methods, our experienced consultants start with your business issue and develop a learning design—classroom, online, or blended—that is targeted to your objectives. Incorporating the best mix of games, simulations, visuals, scenarios, videos, maps, and more, we’ll work with you to design, develop, and deliver a final product on time and on budget.