Some business simulation software allows different levels of access to the virtual environment where it is used Not only to generate competitiveness between the participants but also to promote cooperation between actors who represent different in the company or in society. In this way it is possible to share the same goal but having a limited view of the system. This is specifically the central approach for assessment but not only. It is created to force the persons to develop integration, sistemic vision and leadership capacity.
How they work ? The cooperative simulation is tipicallly an interactive challenge where the key roles of every company are assigned to different persons. Who have different codes to access to a web-platform containing separately the information and the decisions.
How to choose a simulator in the range of the existing ones ? Usually it is prefferred to use this models for general purposes. So mainly treflects a general management situation where there are several different functions involved. It is possible to use also specific virtual arenas like marketing or production or supply-chain.
How to build/adapt a simulator to fit to your needs ? The types of modifications can impact the model itself, the parameters, the products, the type and reaction of the market, the integration of relational, environmental, situation with tools like branching stories, serious-games, and more.
Who can benefit ? Individual can benefit ! People may learn how to interface with other colleagues. Companies can strongly benefit for the team building and often for the role exchange that is suggested to help people to understand language and information of different roles.