Several of you have requested more information on the "reflection paper" so I am providing more explicit instructions below:
1. The paper should be 3-5 pages long, double-spaced, 1-inch margins all around, 11-pt Times New Roman font. (I won’t be a stickler on these details).
2.There is no single "right" content expected for the reflection paper; that is, different people can be expected to reflect uniquely on the simulation experience. Just think about your simulation experience for a while and then write about what stands out to you.
3. You should keep in mind that this is a capstone/strategy class; accordingly, your "reflections" may address strategic (rare, consequential, directive) issues, as well as varied authors, topics, and business functions.
4. It is appropriate for you to reflect on the simulation in relation to the MBA 5900 course overall, your MBA program overall, your other MBA courses specifically, your work and career experiences past, present and future, and other relevant constructs such as leadership, ethics, global competition, and political/legal/environmental/technological/demographic/diversity/productivity issues.
5. There are many aspects of the simulation about which you might reflect, including the decisions made, group processes, how decisions were made, reacting and adapting to simulation results, effectiveness of strategies employed, etc. You may also find particular topics (e.g. leverage, inventory management, labor issues, marketing, financing, product development, etc.) interesting or interconnected.
6. Please personalize your thoughts and reactions rather than producing generic responses. Be thoughtful, contemplative and "reflective". How would you characterize your experience participating in the simulation? What did you take from the simulation that will affect or benefit you in work and life? Why? What did you come to understand better as a result of participating in the simulation?...