SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every company realizes the need for innovation, and a new program is promising to help mid-to-large sized organizations do just that. Innovation Simulation by SimStudios launches a new training program that combines a proprietary business simulation program that has helped Fortune 100s in corporate learning with proven innovation processes. The program goes far beyond just ideation; participants come up with go-to-market plans and wage war games with others in real time. The result is a cross-functional team that realizes what it truly takes to bring innovation to market.
With business morphing at hyperspeed, companies are facing pressures from shareholders, board of directors, customers and partners to continually invent "new and exciting." Skunkworks labs and black sites that focus on brainstorming along with research and development are necessary, but so is a grounding in the fundamentals of what actually contributes to market success. "Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless," is the quote attributed to Mary Kay Ash. The innovation simulations used by SimStudios demonstrates what it takes to successfully implement an idea.
Utilizing business simulations within innovation training brings together three critical components:
-The Creative Ideation Process
-Customer Needs Realization
-Business and Execution Needs
Innovation Simulation is the brainchild of William Hall, Vice President of Learning and Development at Simulation Studios. "Our goal was to show companies that innovation isn't a mysterious process," says Hall. "We aim to remove the mystique and demonstrate that any organization can create set processes for coming up with ideas, conduct market planning and cooperate between departments to quickly bring innovation to market."
Hall spent time at a standard bearer for innovation: Apple. There he worked on the team that brought the Mac OS X to market. Since then, he's become a best-selling author and traveled the world training C-level executives. "This type of learning can't be done from Powerpoint presentations. It just can't. People learn by trying, failing, and then succeeding. Innovation Simulation immerses team members from various functions in a fast-paced simulation that replicates what it takes to bring innovation to market. Participants are immediately engrossed by the war game and learn in a way that will stick with them for a very long time."
Due to technological advancements, the realm of business simulations has become attainable for mid-sized enterprises. Previously the exclusive domain of the largest global corporations, the cost has come down significantly to the point where it should be incorporated into every mid-to-large sized company's training program. From the iPhone to Uber. From Google Glass to Oculus Rift. Innovation Simulation shows exactly what it takes to successfully innovate in the real world.
To learn more about Innovation Simulation from SimStudios, visit http://www.simstudios.com/pages/solutions/Innovation_Simulation.html.
About Simulation Studios
Simulation Studios is a boutique corporate training firm that creates highly engaging strategic tools for Fortune 500 corporations and small-medium sized businesses. SimStudios' proprietary training programs integrate a company's leadership models that can be used to spark change within leadership programs. Founded in 2003, SimStudios offers the perfect training solution for companies of all sizes. For more information, visit www.simstudios.com.
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