Selecting the right program just got easier

In the first week of December, I contacted 6 of our oldest clients, to take feedback from their HR heads. For once, the meetings were not about our programs or their effects. Instead, I concentrated on their concerns with learning and development programs in general. One of the top concerns: it was difficult, (or at ...

Avoid these 5 pitfalls in simulation programs

4 years ago, Harvard Business Review ranked business simulations among its ‘Top 6 Innovation Ideas’. These programs are experiential by design, and guarantee high levels of participant engagement. Capitalizing on this new tool, business and HR leaders across India are looking to deploy simulations in their management development calendars. But many of them may end ...

Foolproof MDPs: The definitive guide

Designing a management development program (MDP) for your senior managers can be exceptionally rewarding – if you can make it ‘click’. A successful program requires you to identify specific business objectives, and work closely with your participants (which could include your CEO!), learning partners, and your company’s management. The catch, of course, is that gaps ...

Optimizing costs the Zara way

Zara is a successful mid-range clothing and accessories company best-known for its ability to launch over 10,000 new designs every year, and a new collection every 2 weeks. It offers affordable pricing and enjoys a loyal, engaged customer base. Flowing from its affordable pricing strategy, it is also a cost-optimization leader in its industry. For ...

Shoot in the same direction: Conflicts that could choke your business.

Often, companies with a great set of people, effective processes or a winning idea, target markets large enough to fuel their ambitions, still struggle to reach optimum performance – that zen-like cruising speed which indicates long-term sustainability and predictable profitability. With many of our clients, we observed two conflicts that contributed substantially to this problem. ...

Results you can count on

This graphic explores results reported by over 601 participants of enParadigm’s Leadership Simulation WorkshopTM – at AVP, VP and GM level – from over 300 of our client companies across the country. It introduces the participant profile, lists the key takeaway and proceeds to make relative and comparative analyses.

Selecting simulations: Concepts over context

When selecting a simulation-based management development program, one of the major factors that our clients weigh is the business context of the simulation. Should the simulated business closely mirror your actual business for relevance (close context), or be far removed from your industry’s dynamics for a fresh perspective (remote context)? The answer depends on the ...