This activity is about 'Delivery at Pace' - it's an online team exercise focused on producing top quality results due to effective decision-making within tight deadlines.
It is completed in small teams of 3 or 4 people (with an optional observer role), each charged with helping the driver of a large vehicle transporter to deliver an extremely important piece of industrial equipment. The delivery has to be made to a specific building in a large industrial complex and this vehicle has some physical characteristics that make the delivery difficult.
Each person in the team has information that relates to whether the vehicle can use one of the predetermined routes marked on the map provided.
In Stage 1 of the activity the teams must review detailed, and probably unfamiliar information, in order to determine which two predetermined route options are recommended. Simple sharing of information between all team members won't be sufficient- each person must critically evaluate their own information, and make appropriate decisions on the relevant inputs.
Each team then submits its suggested two options to the facilitator and receives some feedback.
In Stage 2 of the activity the teams use the feedback and further information provided to recommend the most ‘safe and efficient’ route. Their choices include revisiting the original decision, or just choosing between the two previously short-listed options. What will produce the most effective decision, and which suggests effective 'decision-making at pace'?
Each stage must be delivered within tight time constraints of 15 minutes activity per stage, although the facilitator can adjust these timings to suit.
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The activity enables participants to demonstrate a range of skills including:
The exercise challenges teams to:
This task is a two-stage business-based decision-making challenge that initially requires individuals to process information, then contribute to the creation of a workable team strategy within the challenging 15 minute time deadline imposed. The second stage involves using feedback provided to revisit the strategy developed in stage 1, and provide a final response. The feedback will provide the opportunity to revisit some earlier decisions, and if taken, will provide the optimal result. An opportunity exists to appoint an observer role in each group, providing valuable options to consider peer coaching practice, or gather experience in behavioural observation.
The activity will accommodate up to 5 x small groups of 3-4 people (a maximum of 20 participants including observers) and lasts for 50 minutes:
Further licences can be purchased to work with larger group sizes. Contact [email protected]
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One annual user licence with online facilitator guidance, including:
Online access to each of the 4x individual activity briefs (plus an optional observer role) that are issued to the participants via emailed links (or by individual links shared in direct messaging/chat apps).
Automated selection of appropriate brief distribution, associated with participants emails and/or names, for each user group size of between 3 and 20 per session.
Unlimited use of the activity within the 12 month licence term from the date of purchase, and use of all materials included for learner groups of up to 20 x participants each (the ideal maximum size of learner group).
The ability to add a second trainer to create and deliver sessions.
Additional learner groups using the activity at the same time, or additional trainer registrations will require additional user licences. Please contact [email protected] for details.