The Exchange®

Challenges participants to think critically, make timely decisions, manage risk and react to changing market demands


The Exchange®

Overview

Overview

The Exchange challenges participants to work together within an environment of complex data, ambiguity, and time pressure. Each participant is a member of a team that earns points by trading Combos. The Combos are formed by assembling colored medallions into predefined groupings. The Combos have an initial value as well as emerging values and liabilities. The assignment is to collect as many points as possible by trading Combos over four trading sessions. To succeed, participants must engage in critical thinking, work effectively with their colleagues, mine available data, recognize emerging trends, maintain flexibility, and act decisively.

Outcomes:

  • Creates awareness of team’s biases toward reactive versus innovative change
  • Reveals a group’s ability to work effectively in a dynamic and evolving environment
  • Highlights the need for efficient and effective decision-making processes 
  • Examines the impact of risk and uncertainty on strategy and execution

Watch The Exchange Simulation in Action


Quick Reference

Administration Type

Administration Type

Simulation
In person with online components

Administration Time

Administration Time

2 to 2.5 hours

Format(s)

Format(s)

Simulation

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools

Change Style Indicator®
Decision Style Profile
Influence Style Indicator

Quick Reference

Administration Type

Administration Type

Simulation
In person with online components

Administration Time

Administration Time

2 to 2.5 hours

Format(s)

Format(s)

Simulation

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools

Change Style Indicator®
Decision Style Profile
Influence Style Indicator