effective-teams

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told us team size should be limited by the two-pizza rule (if it needs more than two pizzas at lunch, it’s too big). Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg runs his business on the belief that “a good team will always make better decisions than an individual.” Bill Gates insists that to get the best out of a team, you have to “give them excellent tools.”

Successful businesses all rely on teams, and perhaps the most important tool any team can have is one that ensures the team operates effectively as a functional whole.

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myths

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Close to 70% of students have used a game or simulation in at least one university course, and yet there are many myths about simulations that still persist. Capsim has been around simulations since 1985, and we’ve heard them all. Here is our top six – and why they are myths:

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Students battle for supremacy in global business simulation play offs

Chicago, April 28th, 2014:  More than 1760 business students from 36 countries have competed in the Capsim Spring Challenge with 12 teams – from Lebanon, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and the United States – qualifying for the 48 hour playoffs last weekend. Read more »

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Here to stay – oh, really?

Over the 2013/14 holidays, General Motor’s Australian subsidiary Holden ran an aggressive advertising campaign with the slogan Holden is Here To Stay. A mix of well known local sporting identities, car dealers, racing drivers and ordinary folk all tell the camera “we’re here to stay” – a message received cynically in communities about to be ravaged by plant closures and job losses.
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Fashion

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For investors, there are few businesses as fickle as fashion. Abercrombie & Fitch – the one-time undisputed monarch of the cool-teen’s fashion kingdom – is in trouble after what fashionista.com described as CEO Mike Jeffries’ “jerky, condescending statements, like that Abercrombie’s clothes are only for “cool, good-looking” people, i.e. people who aren’t fat.” The company suffered losses throughout 2013, its share price tumbling from a high of $54 mid year to a low of $32 in December.
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