Online Business Simulations


Why should L&D teams embrace Online Business Simulations?


Why try Online Business Simulations from FocusU?


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Online Business Simulations: Frequently Asked Questions

1Who delivers these sessions?
The simulations are led by a FocusU facilitator in a webinar format
2How is it different from online courses like Linkedin learning?
Many of the online courses available today are self-running. Hence, they are too dependent on the individual interest of the learner for completion. It is also difficult for L&D teams to measure completion and effectiveness.
Online Simulations on the other hand actively engage participants. The actual simulation itself is a gamified experience and hence totally captivates participants. Debrief sessions that follow, help the participants to understand the simulation report and gain insights which they can readily apply at work. This brings an additional layer of depth and richness to the online learning experience.
3Do we get a score or a report from these simulations?
Yes, a report is generated for every participant after the completion of the simulation. The report consists of in-depth analysis of the performance of the participants and provides suggestions for improvements. Please note – while this is true for most simulations, there are exceptions. Do speak to our Client Advisors for more details of each simulation.
4What kind of audience is this suitable for?
Most of the simulations are relevant for managerial population since they focus on topics like situational leadership, feedback conversations. critical conversations etc. However, there are a few nuances that are different for different simulations. Do speak to our Client Advisors for more details of each simulation.
5Learning Objectives/Debriefs covered
Different simulations focus on different learning objectives or organizational behaviours. The detailed write-ups of the different offerings will give you an idea about which simulation is most appropriate for your audience. Alternatively, a chat with our Client Advisors can help guide you in narrowing down to the most optimum simulation for your team.
6Does the team need to play together?
Simulations come in two formats – synchronous and asynchronous. Most of the simulations are asynchronous. This means participants have the flexibility of logging in at different times and playing the simulation independent of each other. While the team cannot see the progress of the team members during the simulation, they have an option of seeing the leader board stating the performance of every team member at the end of it.
7Do you have a simulation that a team can play together?
Yes, Evivve, and Rocket, are multi-player simulations that works in a synchronous mode. That means players can all log in at one time and play the simulation together.
8Does every participant need to log in at the same time?
Asynchronous simulations do not require participants to log in at the same time as a technical requirement. However if the 3-steps of running these simulations (i.e Briefing – Simulation Play – Debriefing) are to be done back to back, then participants will need to take the Simulation Play at the same time. It is recommended that participants take this together at the same time, since we can hand-hold participants with any technical difficulty that they have while doing this.
9Can the participants take the sessions separately and schedule a common time of debrief with the facilitator?
Technically yes, this can be done. But we do not recommend this. It is always better to talk about a learning experience immediately after it happens. This ensures that the learning that is fresh in people’s minds can be tapped onto by the Facilitator. Also, since reports are generated as soon as the game play ends, it is advisable to have a Facilitator walk the participants through the report rather than allow it to be interpreted incorrectly by the participants.
10Are the simulations customizable with our learning objectives?
The format of the simulation remains the same, however the debrief session is customizable to suit the specific learning objectives of different clients.
11Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants that can be a part of the session?
For learning to be meaningful a learning cohort is always useful. Hence though there is no technical limitation in the simulations, we recommend a minimum of 6 participants to be there. The maximum that we recommend is 20 per session (Except for Evivve and Rocket where we have a cap of 12). For larger teams, we can break up the team into smaller groups within these limits. For example, if you have a team of 42 people, we would recommend running 3 parallel sessions of 14 people each.
12Can the participants login through mobile as well?
No. The experience is just not the same.
13Basis the reports generated after the simulation, is individual feedback to participants possible?
No. For now, we are not offering individual feedback sessions (apart from the detailed group debrief at the end of the session). However, a Group coaching session that involves a detailed deep dive into a specific topic, run in the form of a Webinar can be opted for at an additional cost
14Can we get a taster session?
No, since these are license based simulations and facilitator led for impact. Videos are available for each of them to understand the execution and the objectives. For a deeper discussion, do reach out to our Client Advisors.
15Can we buy the simulation from you for a one-time price?
No – that option is not available.
16Is a facilitator available to clarify queries while participants play the simulation?
Yes. The facilitator is always available to take up questions and queries.
17Can we offer it to our international offices?
Yes, the simulation can be played from anywhere in the world.
18Is there a separate license cost for using the simulations?
The license cost is incorporated into the overall fees that will be shared with you.
19What is the difference between coming to FocusU and going directly to the vendors?
The strength of each of our Simulation partners is in the software development of the simulations. The value that FocusU adds is in terms of making the virtual session participative, the insightful debriefs and making the linkages to the learning outcomes.
20I still have a few unanswered questions!
The more the questions, the more the clarity you finally have. Isn’t it? Please pick up your phone and feel free to call us at +91-8882337788 or write to us at [email protected] We will get back to you pronto!

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  • Vishal More
    The Learning challenge was very informative and challenging. The thing which I love about this challenge is that it provides videos also that make it easy to understand the concept.
    Vishal More
    Smollan
  • Vinod Unni
    The entire set of topics had a good coverage on the day to day activities in a corporate life. It was fun to solve the challenges and a good learning experience. Thank you 😊
    Vinod Unni
    Diageo
  • Ketki Desai
    It forced me to learn and grow in spite of dealing with my busy schedule of juggling between work and a new-born back at home... you not only helped me understand new concept in merely 15 mins span to 30 mins., but also challenged me to think through different issues I feel, I should deal with. I should get them sorted mentally in my mind first than in real life... Thank you for helping me GROW my knowledge...
    Ketki Desai
    Area Asst. - West Region | SMOLLAN
  • Thank you FocusU team and Smollan L&D team for designing such a wonderfully continuous learning program, it acted like small and effective doses to look for what next...and what more coming once way to improve. Case studies chosen were all relevant for my Global Development Team & I could not ask for more. Let’s plan for some monthly 1 hour on premise confluence sessions. Thanks once again.
    Vijay Varshney
    Head of Technology - MESA | SMOLLAN