When I start a level now, I begin with a set of standard rooms: GP office, general diagnostics, restroom, reception, training room, break room, pharmacy, and maybe research, a ward and a fracture ward for certain levels. That's a heavy chunk of cash to spend at the start.
That's probably not the best way to begin, but it's how I do things in my daily life. I prepare for things I know will be necessary shortly down the line.
As I play, I realize my method is still totally doable. Thing is, I've got to micromanage the patients until I get things sustainable on their own. A big part of success at my style of hospital management is being selective about who gets the attention and who gets sent away.
In real life, that makes a lot of sense. Like I mentioned yesterday, being selective in daily life is necessary for success and happiness of all kinds. But so many sources say don't do everything at once because you can only focus on one thing at a time. The reasoning is too much on your plate causes everything to suffer, because your attention is spread too thin.
But Micromanaging IRL Is Tedious
In the game, I pause to check on the different aspects regularly. At the end of the month (if I have money), I'll hire or train staff, set up research, and purchase new items and rooms. Sometime in the first week, I'll check to see if there's any free training I can do, and thin out patients that haven't made progress on diagnosis (if they've been there over 45 days).
This just developed naturally, I didn't set it up that way. Thing is, it works.
In daily life, I think developing moments of planning and reflection are a similar method. Having clear goals to work toward probably helps this happen naturally irl, too. As a bonus, the time between reflection and planning sessions in daily life take much longer. The tedium is spread out over a week or a month a lot more smoothly.
Is this how you play management sims too, or do you have another strategy to share? Comment below or on Facebook and let me know, I'd love to try it out!
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