Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy

Paradigm Learning
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St. Petersburg
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Zodiak - Paradigm Learning

Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy

Every business decision has a measurable financial impact. Without understanding the connection between daily actions and the organization's bottom line, people make uninformed financial decisions.

When individual contributors, leaders, managers, and sales professionals can speak the language of business, their actions and decisions are more aligned with strategic and organizational goals.

SHRM has continuously ranked Business Acumen as the most critical core competency. Surveys project this to remain true through 2022.

A Powerful Business Acumen Simulation

In a variety of industry settings and geared toward specific audiences, Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy challenges learners with the realities of business ownership and empowers them to make smart decisions back on the job.

By understanding the big picture of how business works and how organizations make money, participants begin to see how their actions effect their organization's bottom line.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the simulation, participants are armed to take personal action to impact targeted financial, strategic and operational objectives.

Through Zodiak's sustainability application, the simulation reaches beyond the classroom. It's designed to empower participants with additional assets, aid in the creation of action plans, and allow learning and development professional to track progress.

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As small teams of learners become new owners of the struggling Zodiak, they take out loans, attract investors, purchase equipment and materials, invest in product development and innovation, and deliver products and services to customers.

As part of Zodiak's custom platform, learners work with client-specific financial data, terms and exercises.

As a facilitated simulation, Zodiak sessions can be led by a Paradigm Learning Master Facilitator or by a certified client facilitator.


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We amplify the business acumen and strategic alignment of leaders, managers, employees, and sales teams to achieve real business results. Our award-winning business games, simulations, and Discovery Maps® empower learning and development leaders to revolutionize their organizations. Successful organizations rely on their employees, managers,...

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 18 reviews.

Financial Director, Medical Manufacturing Company
One of the powers of Zodiak is that the concepts are generic, but we’re able to put the business-specific language in there, so people can use it every day. The goal is to spread the common financial language throughout our organization
Learning and Development Director, Transportation Company
Our training covers how the financial ratios such as Return on Assets and various margins are determined. Knowing that team managers, supervisors and all employees have this knowledge, enables the company’s leadership to present detailed financial reports and explain to the teams where the margins need to be.
Chief Learning Officer, Foodservice Company
We utilize Zodiak because it gets people processing. By challenging them to think more strategically, they become better examples and leaders for their teams. They’re a part of a larger team that needs to work together to generate the profits that will sustain the business for the long term.
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