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Game mechanics in training

When trainings the Cluster uses modern training methods, one of them is business games.


Why are there low results of professional training? One of the most important reasons is that listeners are simply bored. How can we involve participants in the study of a particular topic?  Using game mechanics helps companies to develop:

  • practical tasks in groups
  • modeling situations
  • business games
  • contests
  • etc. …

When training sessions we often use business games, thus the training takes place in joint activities. At the same time, everyone solves their task in accordance with their role in the game. The training process is as close as possible to the actual duties of managers and specialists. It is achieved by modeling existing socio-economic relations: business models, audits, production, etc.


Each game consists of at least 3 stages:

  1. Playing the production process according to a realistic model, which contains tasks that players will have to solve together.
  2. Changing the model by the players themselves. Students just apply the knowledge gained in the theoretical part of training, that allows to see how tools and techniques work in practice.
  3. Playing the process using a new model created by the players.

The second and third stages can be repeated several times depending on the task at the beginning of the game.

  • the game reduces the time of mastering professional knowledge and experience;
  • the game allows to experiment: try different behavioral strategies;
  • in a business game, knowledge is acquired while solving a specific task;
  • the game forms a holistic view of professional activity; 
  • in the process, participants develop communication skills, teamwork, situation analysis and quick decision-making.

As a result, the participants applied 80% of the methods from the theoretical block and improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the production process.

16 november 2020