Tip #578: BudgetLand, the Game

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“Never base your budget requests on realistic assumptions, as this could lead to a decrease in your funding.”  Scott Adams

It is helpful if new employees understand how their agency budget is administered. Since the operating budget affects employee salaries and resources, information about it is typically of great interest to them.

With this in mind, Lindsay Blang of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and I created a game based on the concept of Candyland for use in a new employee orientation program. We decided that we would essentially follow the same rules, with everyone at the table competing against each other.

A board game requires: a board, activity cards, playing pieces, dice, and directions/rules how to play the game.… Read the rest