Business & Finance Training
Invite people to think like business owners - so they can base their future decisions and actions on sound business principles and understand the potential consequences. This will help them to start to act like business owners rather than employees.
Help people to think like business owners
Apples & Oranges
What is it?
Apples and Oranges is a business simulation which can be run over 1 day or longer (depending on any additional content you wish to build in) and for groups of between 9 and 24 participants, working in teams. Participants take over the running of a business for a few years as it goes through various internal and external challenges. Apples and Oranges comes in three variants - Manufacturing, Service and Retail.
Apples and Oranges enables participants to learn about the fundamentals of business finance as the topic is brought to life through a simple, profound model of a business. They will then understand how their actions affect business performance, and can identify improvements than can be made in their own organisation.
What does it cover?
Apples and Oranges comes in three main variants, each addressing concepts relevant to that business sector (manufacturing, service and retail). Each version covers:
The Manufacturing version includes concepts such as key performance indicators (KPIs), balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, working capital, operational efficiency, value drivers, return on equity, and continuous improvement. Participants gain from:
The Service version includes concepts such as key performance indicators (KPIs), balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, working capital, staff utilisation, delivery efficiency, multi-skilling, tangible and intagible assets, market value, and value drivers. Participants gain from:
The Retail version includes concepts such as key performance indicators (KPIs), balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, working capital, market profile, customer satisfaction, resource management, and value drivers. Participants gain from:
Who is it for?
The simulation is suited to a wide range of roles, particularly in organisations and is well suited to those people with a limited understanding of finance but who would benefit from a greater understanding of the concepts and language used.
What are the benefits?
Participants in Apples and Oranges are better able to:
We at X Learning have many years of experience in running Apples & Oranges in many business sectors in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. More widely, Apples & Oranges has been run successfully on thousands of occasions around the world through Celemi's business partners. You can see client testimonials at Celemi.
Please contact us to find out more and to discuss your requirements.
Phone: 0191 4067130 or 01908 764360
Click on the links below to download the generic and sector-specific brochures (opens in a new window).
We are an accredited Celemi Solution Provider.