Enhancing the Effectiveness and Excitement of Management Education: A Collection of Experiential Exercises Derived from Children’s Games
AbstractIs there truly any difference between the games we enjoyed as children and some of the more dynamic and energizing experiential exercises used today for management education, training, and development? The author of this article presents a collection of such experiential exercises, with roots that can be traced to a variety of games that are still being played by our children. Although not totally novel and unique, many children’s games containing music, magic, and other fun activities are becoming more and more widely used to enhance the dynamism and excitement of management education, training, and development. They can also easily be customized to be used as icebreakers and/or energizers or used as complete interactive exercises to enhance the management education process. The old proverb that “a lesson taught with an entertaining facet is a lesson retained” is still alive and well.