Digital puzzle on tablet
Short activity of immediate implementation of training’s learning outcomes for anchoring or validation of prior knowledge.
Based on the “drag and drop” principle, this activity consists in reproducing on a tablet:
- usual financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement,…)
- key word/indicator specific definitions
- your own company or group’s financial statements and issues
Immediate handling and launching!
Adjustment to your company’s context.
Some success stories:
– Havas Media: performance monitoring
– Carrefour: consolidated balance sheet and income statement
– Adeo: financial statements, progress bonus components (from EBITDAR to capital employed), key word definitions of a process)
From business model to financial cycle: the game board
Discover and understand the company’s financial cycle, its objectives and results through a threaded activity around a game board.
Key financial ratios appear step by step, in parallel with the training, along with your company’s indicators and data.
We are providing a version of this plexiglas game board with rotating mobile components.
On the game board stands a diagram representing an intuitive and step-by-step approach to financial logic based on cash flow.
No rules to learn. Immediate handling and learning!
1 – Identify the 4 central pieces of the game board:
- Invested capital
- Employed capital
- Operating income
2 – Discover the balance sheet and working capital requirements (WCR) :
Using data from your group, recreate and calculate the 4 components of the simplified balance sheet (CP, Debt, WCR and Net Real Estate) and acquire the first game rewards in numerical form (platinum, gold, silver, bronze) which will be used for the rest of the game.
3 – Master income statement and margins:
From the group’s income statement, recreate and calculate the 3 operating balances (Revenue, EBIT and net income) and acquire “rewards” in numerical form (platinum, gold, silver, bronze) which will also be used for the next
4 – Make the link between balance sheet, income statement and cash:
Attach each transaction to one of the financial cycle arrows on the game board.
5 – Use the main indicators for operational performance measurement:
Calculate KPIs using combinations of elements on the game board and acquire “rewards” in the form of encrypted magnetic KPI labels (platinum, gold, silver, or bronze).
This typical course can be personalized by adding milestones specific to your activity.
For example: understanding the impacts of long-term project management (progress accounting): risks and impacts on results related to incorrect budgets and/or reporting of achievements.
We have deployed this tool among several non-financial customers in major groups and it has proven its clarity, logic and attractiveness.
Income/Outcome® in partnership with Andromeda
The “Finance for non-financials” game allows you to acquire planning and analytical skills. As participants move pieces around on a game board, they gain hands-on experience in budgeting, targeting, forecasting and performance measurement.
We are certified by Andromeda to deliver workshops in different settings within 1 or 2 days.
The seven families’ game of management
To help all the members of staff discover the specificities of the economical management of your company in an entertaining way.
The drawing cards are all unique and are used as teaser for training, they represent simple items such as turnover, personnel costs, inventories, cash…
An original approach setting training in time, allowing communication between two steps sometimes further away from a training project (launch, announcement, pilot, progressive deployment, refresher training, are steps that can be carried out over several months).
- Before training, cards are sent to participants in separate sets and are invited to reconstitute families. The collection aspect to be completed gradually creates an emulation.
- During training, cards are used again during financial statement presentation sequences.
- Participants are then asked to reposition cards on financial statement masks in their appropriate position, namely facing wording corresponding to their content.