BGF - GET THE BIG PICTURE! BUSINESS ACUMEN IN A FUN AND EXCITING WAY!
GOAL - Better results through increase in business acumen METHOD - Internet-based for training flexibility and global reach - Competition format for fun and excitement - Powerful learning experi-ences from young talent to senior management Goal and Method
Biz Acumen Outcomes LEARNING PROCESS FOCUS - Understanding the big picture of business (helicopter view) - Planning and executing strategy - Analyzing your company, market and competitors - Making good decisions - Getting the best out of the capabilities in the team
Team Construction YOUR TEAM - Normally 3-5 participants per team - Diversity in team member backgrounds, personality and seniority an advantage (improved team dynamics and sharing of knowledge and perspectives) - At least someone in the team should understand finance
Things You Need STRATEGY - Game plan - Source of discipline ANALYSIS - Numbers are the language of business - Fact-based decisions! TEAMWORK - Increased creativity - Lowered risk of bad decisions
Training Timeline BGF Business Game Training Program BGF Training Support – Coaching & Feedback – Practice Round Deadline Game Year 1 Deadline Game Year 2 Deadline Game Year 3 Deadline Game Year 4 Deadline Team Registration Evaluation Round Interval 2 Weeks
It’s a Competition! PRELIMINARY HEATS - Practice round plus four game rounds (1+4), usually at one- or two-week intervals - Typically about 7-8 teams in a division SEMIFINALS AND FINAL - Winners proceed to semifinals and further to the final
The Best Three to Cannes CANNES - After the final… - The best three teams are invited to Cannes, on the French Riviera… - To receive their trophies and to have some fun with the other winners! AWARD CEREMONY - The picture to the right is from the March 2006 award trip