A short starter activity to get teams working together, solving a problem and making decisions under time pressure. *This activity is delivered electronically via digital download.*
Any number of teams
30 minutes + debrief
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Each team receives a Brief. It tells them they are part of a four-person team on a flight over Canadian territory en route to a fishing holiday in a remote location.
Their seaplane is fitted with amphibious floats and when the engine falters it crash lands in the wilderness killing the pilot. The plane points in the direction the pilot was flying and his last words were that they were 20 minutes flying time from the destination (so knowing their speed they can work out how far they are from their goal).
There are 15 items that have survived the plane crash. No food or water but some useful items that might help with survival. Teams do NOT rank these items but can use them in any plan they come up with.
Each team's objective is to plan a way forward. They have limited time - just 20-30 minutes! Should they stay with the plane? Striking off into the wilderness, especially as two of the team are slightly injured, without food and water, compass or map could be dangerous.
Teams must sum up the situation, list the options and decide on a plan. Good leadership and decisiveness required.
Full guidance is provided in the Trainer's Notes.
This activity is delivered electronically via digital download. Upon purchase, you will receive a link to download the above documents electronically. Delivery charges do not apply.
A great activity! A fast-moving pace in which the scenario quickly becomes a real situation in the way the delegates discuss options and look at the outcomes. It encourages them to discuss, make decisions, work together by listening and speaking, and thinking about the resources they have and how they can use them effectively.
L. James, BaseWales
Excellent for stimulating discussion; brings out lots of learning points about teams working together.
Steve Laing, Consultant, QC Training International
I recently used Lost in the Wilderness with a 10-person team. There was a very lively atmosphere where everyone felt committed and gave their very best to contribute to a relevant and shared decision. My appreciation of the game is excellent, particularly because the goal is not - as in most games of this kind - to make a list of useful things to take on a risky trip, but rather to make a decision about whether to go or to stay. In short a simple but powerful activity.
Pierre Devriendt, Staff & Line Management, France
I’ve used Lost in the Wilderness a few times now and found it works well with lots of different teams, from teams that work together regularly to groups who may not know each other too well. It creates a great sense of fun and urgency all at the same time – highly recommended for a great team / leadership game.
Rachael McNidder, Leadership Development Coach, Pursuit Coaching & Development