MARGA business simulation - Our new hobby

The winning team reports about the business simulation for Deutsche Telekom

MARGA - Our new hobby

Just imagine you become a board member of a company overnight. Sounds exciting, doesn´t it? Just imagine you have actually volunteered for it – great! Now you hold the fortunes of this company in your hands and you only have limited management knowledge. Latest at this point, our ambition was aroused.

Participating in the MARGA business simulation is an optional part of the German ‘Führungskräfteentwicklungsprogramm’ (FEP) of Deutsche Telekom. Some participants of the FEP did not take the chance to participate in MARGA, since this means a lot of additional work. But we did not consider the business simulation as a duty or a burden. We considered it as our new hobby.

We – Matthias Litzke and Martin Stange – met each other at the FEP Kick-Off, were assigned as board members to the same MARGA company and immediately got along very well. For some weeks, we tried to find a third board member, but we remained two board members after all.

After an introduction by the MARGA trainers, we logged in to the online software for the first time. Although the software is well structured, we felt overwhelmed by the amount of possible settings at first...

Matthias Litzke and Martin Stange

About the business simulation program

For the fifth time the MARGA business simulation was part of the national 'Führungskräfteentwicklungsprogramm' (FEP) and the international Leadership Development Program (LDP) of Deutsche Telekom. All in all 142 participants participated as board teams in the business simulation competition.

Self-directed entrepreneurship. Comprehension and improvement of managerial operations in a playful manner. With an increasing fun and learning factor. One of the best workshops I’ve ever been to. A lifetime experience!

Johannes Falkenberg, participant FEP 2015, Deutsche Telekom

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