The ability to understand and engage with complex stakeholders, internally and externally, has become a critical management capability.
The Hydro Laos simulation improves the prospects for business success by providing an experience of managing relationships and winning support for a sensitive environmental project in the safety of a simulated environment. Navigating the corporate, political and social issues successfully requires understanding the key issues and understanding the players and their relationships.
Developed with intercultural expert, Maarten Nijhoff Asser, the simulation also provides participants witht the opportunity to build an undestanding of the key dimensions which drive cultural differences.
The simulation is set in the context of building a hydroelectric power, requiring the construction of one or more dams, with the resulting human, environmental and cultural consequences. Participants assume the role of the manager responsible for refining the project plan to minimize the risks of implementation, taking into account the views of numerous external stakeholders. These parties include environmental organizations., political bodies and community groups, archaeologists, contractor, customers and shareholders.