The Individual (model-play) simulators represent a very specific type of management simulation where participants interact only with a software based model. Without any contact or connection with other competitors. The model usually is built to create the closest possible replica of reality. And it is created to allow actors to simulate their behaviour in different situations. With selected parameters. Which may represent different conditions or geographical areas of the same company. It is usually developed for companies in training and cross-culture development. And it can assume the form of a real DSS (decision Support System), sometime linked to the company database.
How they work? The individual simulation is developed on specific company indications and designed with internal experts of contents. It is possible in some situation to adapt the simulation to similar realities when there is a close affinity and the structure of cause-effects relationship remain very similar and only the parameters must be re-tuned.
How to choose a simulator in the range of the existing ones? A model-play simulator must be built for a specific company. It is very hard to recycle an existing one, if it is not generic and the reality can depend strongly from tuning parameters and not on modifying cause-effect relationships. But an individual sim can be "neutralized" and used for functional training or challenge-events.
How to build/adapt a simulator to fit to your needs ? The best aspect of individual sims is that participants do not need competitor to operate on the model. So it is fully flexible in timings and schedules. And the selection can be made in a variety of solutions in several areas such sales, project, retail, networking, human resources.
Who can benefit? The individual sim can be used in residential programs, distance programs, events, challenges, gambling and can be integrated by virtual situational and environmental learning.