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Simulation as a Diagnostic Tool

Posted by on 5/23/2017 to People Skills Training
Simulation as a Diagnostic Tool
There are many factors in successful teamwork. When conflicts arise, or performance declines, it’s not always simple to find the root of the problem. What – at first glance – may seem to be an indecipherable problem might become very clear in the context of a simulation. By taking our everyday habits into a simulation, we highlight the ways we act as a team in a safe environment, where skills can be measured in without jeopardizing an actual team project.

One of our most popular team building games is Jungle Escape, an eye-opening diagnostic tool that takes teamwork training back to fundamentals. Something as simple as measuring planning time against implementation time can shed light on all aspects of a team’s dynamic – and Jungle Escape does just that.

The scenario charges teams with constructing an escape helicopter. After carrying out the simulated task, teams are presented with their planning to implementation ratio, and introduced to 3 types of teams, Fragmented, Divergent, and Cohesive. 

After learning which type of team behavior they’ve exhibited, the 9 Elements of Effective Teamwork give participants specific reflecting points to guide improvement. They help identify problem areas so that solutions and improvements are possible.

While Jungle Escape is about team dynamics, it also provides a look at how individuals can take action to improve the function of their group. Participants will be able to put their knowledge to work in any team situation or group interaction. It will instill in them a heightened awareness of what it means to be part of a team, and how each member of a team can be a leader – regardless of their title or rank.

When learning is fun, people want to keep doing it. By creating a positive atmosphere for self-assessment and team improvement, team building games like Jungle Escape can transform the future of your teams, your organization, and their continued growth. Get started today!