A Team Building
Activity in the UK (United Kingdom)
Program Length: From just 2½ Hours to a Day or More
is Not What it Seems
Now here's a tip for a great team building activity that has more to it
than the eye can see. To be more specific, the tip of an iceberg.
Your team has booked a two-day conference at a remote coastal hotel, so
far from civilization that it doesn't even have a telephone and no
mobile phone has ever been known to find a signal. Ideal for ensuring a
concentrated meeting without any distractions.
Or so you thought...
Your first day went very well. Back in your rooms and getting ready for
what was to be a superb evening, most of you caught the news on TV. The
article about unusual solar activity and its possible effects on
communications the next day barely registered as you thought about the
evening that was to come.
As you awoke this morning, some of you were feeling the effects of the
previous evening's excesses, you might even have been grateful that the
TV only showed static. You might not all have made breakfast, but you
were all there at the start of business.
What seemed an important business session is suddenly put into
perspective as the hotel owner comes bursting into the room asking for
your help. The hotel's radio has picked up a distress call from a small
cruise ship. Nobody else is answering the call and he has been unable to
raise anyone else using the radio. It seems that the solar flares and
their effects on communications have suddenly become far more important
than you realized.
The ship's captain, along with all the crew, has been incapacitated by
severe food poisoning. None of the 20 passengers has any experience at
sea. The ship is adrift and it seems that it is heading into iceberg
territory. Your team is their only hope.
computer gives you communication to the distressed passengers and access
to various useful pieces of information, including about the ship and
maps of the region the ship is in.
Can you calm the
Can you assimilate the
information and help them regain control of the ship?
Can you help them
stabilise the crew?
Can you find out where
they are and help them steer a course to safety for the ship and
medical attention for the crew?
You may never have ice
in your drink again.