“A technique used widely in helping groups to understand the value added from team performance is a classroom exercise designed to demonstrate synergy…. Upon completion of the rankings, both the individual and group rankings are compared to an ordering by experts (desert survival experts).
“The parallel between lessons learned from this exercise and those learned in many aircraft accidents is more than casual. The characteristic of the classroom task that results in such predictable outcomes is its high degree of ambiguity to the participants…. Only when we integrate a number of varied experiences are we likely to arrive at a high-quality solution.”
Cockpit Resource Management
Earl L. Wiener, Barbara G. Kanki, Robert L. Helmreich
Human Synergistics International thanks trainers, practitioners, consultants, and educators across the globe for making our team-building simulations the most widely used and acclaimed in the world.
When Human Synergistics first introduced the Desert Survival Situation™, our clients could not get enough of this innovative team activity based on the concept of synergy—that is, people working together can achieve better results than they can individually. The Desert Survival Situation has become one of the most widely-used team-building activities in the world and has served as the model for other numerous other exercises used for training and development internationally.
Human Synergistics’ team-building simulations provide a unique opportunity to quickly and objectively measure whether your teams are achieving synergy. They are designed for team building, developing more constructive group processes, and demonstrating the impact of communication and collaboration on solution effectiveness. HSI offers a wide variety of team-building simulations in four series.