Decisionlab - The art of good decision making
- What do a manager and a professional poker player have in common?
- Do you know how many decisions the average manager makes every day?
- How can learning be combined with a card game?
- What will I learn during such a workshop around a game table?
A successful leader or salesperson needs very similar (or even the same!) skills as a professional poker player. The poker table is a market where players – just like companies – aim for success with maximum use of their abilities, resources and the limited information that they have available. They watched the behaviour of the other players, who are their competitors.
Leaders, sales managers and salespersons, just like poker players, face similar difficulties in their work/game. Their path to success and achievement of objectives involves the use of similar principles, and this means that there ways of deciding are very similar!
During the workshop, participants learn to play the most popular strategic card game, Texas Hold’em Poker. They learn to understand the strategies used by professional poker players and focus on their application in their own profession. All of this is done in the form of a game with subsequent debrief of their own behaviour and decisions. A great advantage tends to be the ability to limit the influence of emotions and routine in decision processes, wherever this is desired.
Games have been with us since early childhood and are the most natural way of learning. Playing enables us to discover the world. Therefore, modern education and development use gamification to learn.