by Brad Glaser
There's one reason why training simulations are a popular choice for team development training. They work. that's because They're an effective way to introduce the concept of synergy and help team members quickly develop vital group-process skills such as consensus decision making, problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution in a nonthreatening learning environment.
Each adventure simulation in HRDQ's Team Adventure Series starts with a suspense-filled scenario that challenges teams to work together to escape danger with only limited resources - and each other. While most people can rest assured knowing they'll never encounter these survival situations, they do experience the similar feelings of stress and conflict that accompany everyday organizational life.
The Black Bear Scenario
On an early-morning hike in the Great Smoky Mountains, a group surprises a mother black bear - with near-fatal results. Their scout leader is quickly attacked and he is left lying on the ground, unconscious and bleeding steadily from deep lacerations. Now the group must work together to make vital strategy decisions and find the most effective way to rescue their scout leader.