An Exploration into Virtual Leadership and Collaboration
by Amy Judith Tananbaum
1 hour 15 minutes - 1 hour 45 minutes
Each Complete Game includes materials for five teams of 3-5 participants working simultaneously. The kit includes:
- 1 Facilitator Guide
- Thumb Drive with PowerPoint presentation and other digital assets
- 25 Participant Workbooks
- 5 puzzle sets (one per team)
- 1 set of 5 laminated instruction cards (one per team)
- 1 set of team ID sticker sheets (sufficient for up to 25 participants)
For smaller groups, it is possible to play with four teams of 3 participants. (It is also possible to run multiple games at the same time; for more participants, order the Extra Game Pack.) All parts except for the Participant Guides and stickers are reusable.
The Rainforest Game is an insightful, realistic hands-on simulation designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to experience communicating and collaborating across both internal and external boundaries that simulate working in a remote and dispersed team.
As participants work both within and across groups to complete the simulation, they must face their assumptions about intra- and inter-team dynamics. In doing so, participants build awareness of the importance of cooperation, the challenges inherent in inter-team communications, and the significance of creating and sustaining effective partnerships.
About the Author
Amy Judith Tananbaum is the principal of Results By Design, a global consulting firm that builds individual, team, and organizational capability through learning design, coaching, organizational consulting, and facilitation services. She has a Master of Science degree in Social Psychology from The London School of Economics and Political Science, an M.B.A. from Boston University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. You can find more information at www.results-by-design.com.