Commercial Awareness Training

Using business simulations to improve financial awareness and performance throughout the organisation

Understanding the commercial consequences of operational decisions

Sound business intelligence delivers improved financial performance and better organisational leadership. 

IDG Business simulations provide commercial awareness in a way that can be understood by all. Intensive, highly effective experiential learning creates a deep sense of ownership, motivating action back in the workplace.

We work with you to identify gaps in your organisational capability.  Appropriate simulations are then designed to address the identified development need.

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What is Commercial Awareness?

What is Commercial Awareness?

Commercial Awareness is making sure that the people in your organisation think about the financial implications of their operational decisions.

How do you show Commercial Awareness?

How do you show Commercial Awareness?

Participants on our business simulations gain an understanding and appreciation of financial statements and key performance indicators, accreditation requirements, cash flow velocity.

Why is Commercial Awareness important?

Why is Commercial Awareness important?

Gaining Commercial Awareness improves commercial confidence and financial dexterity. It
provides an insight into financial information and presenting numbers with impact.

“There is no doubt that the IDG Business Simulation, designed specifically for  our  business, delivers an exceptional experience. Highly engaging, very relevant and expertly delivered. As well as the obvious commercial mind-set  that the programme engenders, we have found that the networking and team building opportunities provided by the simulation have also proved invaluable to the organisation. We are looking forward to working with IDG again this year.”

Director HR


Real world business problems faced in a safe environment

IDG’s business simulations are typically board games customised to the client and industry. Participants work in teams to solve real life business problems in a highly intensive compressed timescale. 

Within minutes, they are wrestling with risks, issues and decisions they must make. Competition among teams drives engagement, invention and discovery. Decisions have financial consequences and lessons must be learned.

Our team are onsite to manage the simulation, guide the teams, and provide qualified feedback and analysis. By the end, participants have an informed appreciation of strategic alignment, commercial viability and the holistic consequences of their work.  Simulations are particularly effective in assisting with the following scenarios:

Find out how business simulations can benefit you
Implementing a new  strategy

Implementing a new strategy

Driving innovative thinking

Driving innovative thinking

Improving commercial awareness

Improving commercial awareness

Embedding culture change

Embedding culture change

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