When teams at General Electric’s corporate university in Crotonville, NY, begin an assignment, the first thing they do is discuss their “ground rules,” capture them on a white board, and ensure they stay visible to the whole team throughout the entire project. Read more »
With the academic term now underway, we’d like to introduce you to some key updates from our January enhancement release. Read more »
While 92% of professors teaching with a business simulation believe teamwork skills are critical for business graduates, and 82% use team-based assignments in most courses, 84% also believe that team-based projects are not always effective instructional tools, according to research at Capsim. Read more »
We are constantly improving of our suite of products based on customer feedback. This gives you an inside look at our enhancements on a month-to-month basis.
We are happy to see so many institutions recognizing their students for their hard work and efforts using Capsim.
Dr. Erich Dierdorff, a professor at DePaul University and team training expert, discusses why team-based projects fail, what the characteristics of an effective team-based project are, and how to design assignments to ensure success. Read more »
CHICAGO, Ill., November 17, 2014: Aspiring executives from university business schools in 38 countries around the globe have competed in the Capsim® Fall Challenge with 12 teams battling it out for supremacy last weekend.
September 2014: The Apple Watch, which should hit the market early 2015, may do something unusual for its competitors in the wearable devices market: it could help rather than hurt the competition.
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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.
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: