Evidence-Based Decision Making Simulation


COMMODITY is a real-time Trading Simulation where the Participants (playing in Teams) must buy and sell Commodities (or other Tradable Instruments) to achieve specific objectives in a dynamic market over multiple trading periods.


Core Simulation Skillsets

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

Evidence-Based Decision Making

  • Best practice team decision-making tools
  • Data Analysis / Filtering skills
  • Historical Analysis and Forecasting
  • Risk Identification, Assessment and Management
  • Taking a Portfolio approach to investment decisions
  • Using Behavioral Economics Techniques to avoid decision bias and blindness
  • Surfacing Hidden Assumptions

Key Functionality

The Simulation develops Evidence-Based Decision Making and Data Analysis skills with an emphasis on interpretation of Experiential Evidence.

Participants will find their Team Operations Skills tested to the nth degree - a combination of extreme time pressure and information overload will result in ‘paralysis by analysis’ if Teams do not delegate roles and practice a measured approach to Data Analysis.

COMMODITY aims to develop strong Commercial Awareness and Risk Management skills with each Team asked to determine their specific goals and their “Risk Appetite” before they start trading.

The Simulation is also great for team building events as it provides a great blend of competitive and collaborative activity.

Special Features

Can also be used to develop Collaboration across the Teams and Negotiation between Teams, for example, where each Team has some additional information which only they know.

The market volatility can be easily configured to make the Simulation more or less difficult. 

The Simulation handles the cost of trading including the spread between buying and selling prices and commission costs.

Want to know more about Commodity?

As well as a Commodity information pack we will also send you a FREE copy of our White Paper:

Ten Practical Leadership Models for High Performing Teams: A Leadership Playbook

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