An Investigation of the Relationships between Formal Planning and Simulation Team Performance and Satisfaction


  • Kent E. Curran
  • Robert W. Hornaday


This paper examines the relationship between simulation team planning, performance, and satisfaction. Students in five sections of business policy participating in the Business Management Laboratory constituted the sample. Results of the data analysis indicated no difference in the performance of planning and nonplanning teams. The results showed no difference between the planners and nonplanners satisfaction with the simulation. However, planners seemed to be more satisfied with their teammates than did nonplanners. Implications of the results are discussed and directions for future research are examined.