Family Business Simulation

Learn about the complexities of running a family business



$150 / seat

Simulation Overview

The Family Business Simulation is a single player asynchronous simulation that helps learners understand the complexities of running a family business from its inception through 80 years.


Time Requirement

  • Introduction - 10 minutes
  • Game Play - 30 minutes
  • Debrief - 45 minutes to 1 hour

The Story

Learners are tasked with building and growing a sustainable honey business as it’s passed down from generation to generation. They learn how the dynamics of family, business, and ownership intertwine.

The participants deal with rising tensions and are forced to make tradeoffs as the family and business grow, relationships change, and the market evolves. At the end of the simulation, learners discover how their decisions impact the health of the business and their relationships.

Learning Focus

  • Familiarize users to some critical issues that could arise in a business family environment
  • Help learners understand the dynamics between the family, business, and ownership dimensions in a family business
  • Create an understanding that the decisions will change over generations, and each generation will deal with a different set of decision

Topics Covered

  • Family Business
  • Small Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Development
  • Organizational Behavior

This simulation is WCAG Compliant for the participants.

Each simulation comes with a Teaching Guidebook for the facilitator along with 1:1 facilitator training and free trials.


This simulation is by Rajiv Agarwal - SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Harvard Business School Publishing, and Forio

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