A Management Development program prepares people to be the leader of a company, department or process on a managerial level. They can study books for theories on management and practice their day-to-day skills in business practice. A business game is the ideal instrument to connect theory with practice to accelarate the learning process and making it a lasting experience.
The biggest strenght of a game is that it will give insight in dynamic and complex processes. And management is such a dynamic and complex process: alligning marketing and production, the difference between costs and expenses, to compete or cooperate, long term vision versus short term success, and so on. A well-designed business game will have as a result that participants will really gain insight in this complex management processes. They will not stick with the theory, but need to really start working on the case, where their results in the simulation are depending on their own decisions and those of their competitors.