Business Acumen Simulation


A Business Strategy Game with a focus on Business Acumen, High Performing Teams, Collaborative Working and Negotiation skills as 2-6 teams compete in real-time on pricing, market development, business strategy and strategy execution.

Winner of Skillsoft 2018 Compliance and Ethics Excellence Award for Innovation.

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Core Simulation Skillsets

Strategy & Execution

  • Managing Effective, Differentiated Strategies
  • Executing and Pricing Strategy Successfully
  • Optimising the balance of competition / collaboration
  • Managing Profitability and market share
  • Understanding a P&L Account
  • Using Pricing effectively in head to head competition
  • Reacting well to market changes
  • Developing good operational business acumen

Team Operations

  • Operating an effective Team
  • Organising a Team for success
  • Resolve conflict
  • Decision making under pressure
  • Time management
  • Managing change with agility
  • Maximising contribution of the whole Team
  • Managing new information effectively
  • Continuous performance improvement

Key Functionality
  • Compete on pricing and customer loyalty for market share
  • Collaborate with the competition if appropriate
  • Strategy: define it, implement it and monitor it
  • Market Changes: Configure automatic changes each round with supporting briefing papers
  • Compete for any number of rounds with sessions lasting anywhere from 60-240 minutes
  • Track your results on P&L and KPI dashboard/charts
  • Review learning at end of each round
  • Use mobile phones to enter decisions

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Special Features

Compete can be easily configured to represent any type of business - from coffee shops to country level businesses.

Decide which version of Compete best meets your needs.

200-page supporting book on Business Acumen Best Practice

Suitable for large group sessions with up to 180 delegates. Part of the INTERPLAY COLLECTION of Collaboration & Competition Business Simulation Games.

Ideal for team-building events!

We used the Compete Business Acumen Simulation at our leadership conference with 50 participants organised into six groups. It enabled us to assess and develop each group's business and financial acumen in a highly engaging, competitive and fun way. It turned out really great. People enjoyed the simulation so much!

James Ong

Organization Development Officer - Jollibee Foods Corporation

Want to know more about Compete?

As well as a Compete information pack we will send you a FREE Executive Summary of our Book:

Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition within Organizations

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We would love to tell you more about what we can do for your Business.
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