Planning2Win is an online simulation designed specifically for small-medium sized businesses to help business leaders, managers and staff gain a better understanding of business planning and market strategy.
With 70% of companies not having a business plan, Planning2Win provides an opportunity for companies to learn how to out-perform their competitors.
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Six individuals or teams compete against each other in the guise of competing legal firms, tasked to make the most profit for their business. Each individual / team represents an existing company that has its own strategy, business plan, and profit and loss account. First, they must continue implementing the existing business plan, before moving on to making their own decisions based on available market data, analysis of their own performance and competitor analysis. In the simulation, business leaders and their managers and key staff members can experiment, risk-free, with strategies to achieve competitive advantage in a virtual world.
There are five decision-making rounds typically played over six months. In addition, facilitated feedback sessions are available from an experienced QuoLux™ facilitator.
Understanding market strategy is one of the most important skills of an effective business leader.
The objective of Planning2Win is to introduce some of the language of strategic marketing as well as tools and techniques that participants can use to help them in their own business. All of the planning templates are also available to keep, for use back ‘in the real world’.
During the decision rounds, individuals / teams can develop, practise and hone their market strategy skills including identifying “why clients buy”, “what are attractive markets” and “where best to compete”, as well as making better decisions.
Participants have an authentic learning experience in the area of market segmentation, business strategy and financial analysis.
Monthly feedback sessions are also available in which an experienced QuoLux™ facilitator provides support to the individuals/teams, encouraging them to think about what they have learnt during each decision-making round and how to apply that learning to themselves, their team, their department and their business.
Each participant of the simulation receives a Certificate of Completion.
The benefits of Planning2Win for individuals
The benefits of Planning2Win for the organisation include:
COO, National Composites Centre
Planning2Win was a really useful programme for the NCC. It gave a shared perspective and understanding on our approach to the segments our teams face and helped us to understand and create the value propositions we needed.
Commercial Solicitor, WSP Solicitors
Planning2Win is a game changer. It is a practical, fun and engaging course that provides you with tools, a framework, support and insights to enable you to develop your skills and better understand marketing strategies so that you can apply them to your business.
Managing Director, SK Heating & Cooling
It opens your thought process to think big picture and how to invest going forwards.
Managing Director, WSP Solicitors
The level of engagement has increased with Teams making time to work together on their businesses and compete against each other whilst being able to see things from a different perspective.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Prima Dental Group
Participation in the simulation was an effective way to develop critical thinking skills.
Professor Malcolm McDonald
Cranfield University Management School
Understanding market strategy is one of the most important skills of an effective business.