Engagement, consistency and cost effectiveness — there are several advantages to using simulations to enhance learning, not the least of which is that the learning sticks. Simulations are the perfect accelerator for problem solving as it inspires action through new skills, new perspectives and new collaborative behaviors.
In the same way that we don’t learn how to ride a bike by reading a book, creative habits and leadership reflexes are honed by doing, not reading or listening. Simulation provides a safe place to make mistakes and reveal unproductive habits, so that better habits are learned and reinforced.
Through the power of play, simulation diffuses tensions that may build up between colleagues by creating a familiar but new reference point outside of our day-to-day work experience. It allows us to reconnect and gives us permission to observe and reflect upon our current situation in fresh ways.
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