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Q: Lost at sea/shipwrecked quiz/conundrum. Q & A's needed ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Lost at sea/shipwrecked quiz/conundrum. Q & A's needed
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: bradders-ga
List Price: $12.50
Posted: 07 Jun 2006 07:24 PDT
Expires: 07 Jul 2006 07:24 PDT
Question ID: 736066
I remember doing a quiz about being lost at sea/shipwrecked. You
salvage 15 items from the wreck and use them to get to safety. You
have to rate these items in order of importance. Iirc, the conclusion
was quite strange and caused a lot of debate. I am thinking of using
it for a work quiz, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 07 Jun 2006 07:58 PDT
Is this the quiz you are looking for?



Subject: Re: Lost at sea/shipwrecked quiz/conundrum. Q & A's needed
Answered By: czh-ga on 07 Jun 2006 16:41 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello bradders-ga,

I remembered this exercise from a team building workshop I attended
some years ago. It?s one of the classics of the ?survival scenario?
genre. The goal is to compare the effectiveness of individual vs. team
decision making. In the session I attended several of the teams had
heated discussions when the official ranking of the salvage items was

I?m quite sure this is the exercise you?re looking for. Since you said
that you?re thinking of using it at work I thought you might
appreciate exploring other variations on this theme. This type of
exercise always precipitates a lot of discussion and it?s an excellent
way to demonstrate and discuss team dynamics.

Wishing you well for your training.

~ czh ~

Survival Scenario Exercise

Overview - Group Survival Scenario Exercise
 -- A classic group communication and decision making exercise, with
many variations.
 -- Works for a wide variety of ages and purposes, indoors or outdoors.
 -- There are two classic types of "paper & pencil" group survival
scenarios (selecting equipment and selecting people).  In each case:
	- Provide instructions & hand out materials
	- Set a time limit (~15-30 minutes)
	- Let the group go - answer questions, watch, & observe!
	- Debrief

This site offers several survival scenario exercises, including Lost
at Sea with links to lots of supporting materials.

Lost at Sea Exercise

Lost at Sea Team Building Exercise

Function Analysis for Team Problem Solving
Lost at Sea

This is a 7-page paper that explains the rationale for the exercise
and gives detailed instructions on how to use it.

Games, Role Plays and Exercises

Team Building Adventures and Creative Games
 -- Corporate Survivors!
 -- The Great Race
 -- Photo Scavenger Hunt
 -- Building Bridges (Construction Game)
 -- CGI Crime Scene Investigation (NEW)
 -- The Insider
 -- and More

This site offers team building games based on popular reality shows.


lost at sea OR shipwreck exercise team building
bradders-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Several useful links provided, FXCELLENT.

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