Lost at Sea Exercise

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Lost at Sea Exercise – Leadership & Team Building
Lost at Sea Scenario
Your team has chartered a yacht. None of you have any sailing experience. You hired a skipper & two-person crew. As you sail through the Southern Pacific Ocean, a fire breaks out & much of the yacht & its contents are destroyed. The yacht is sinking. Your location is unclear because navigational & radio equipment have been damaged. The skipper & crew have been lost to the fire. Your best guess is that you are approximately 1,000 km southwest of the nearest landfall.

You and your friends have managed to save the following items: ( A shaving mirror [pic]
(A quantity of mosquito netting [pic]
( A 19 liter can of water [pic]
(A case of army rations [pic]
(Maps of the Pacific Ocean [pic]
(A floating seat cushion [pic]
(A 7.5 liter can of oil / petroleum mixture [pic]
(A small transistor radio [pic]
(186 square decimeters of Opaque plastic sheeting[pic]
(Shark repellent [pic]
(1.1 liters of 160 per cent proof rum [pic]
(4.5 meters of nylon rope [pic]
(2 boxes of chocolate bars [pic]
(A fishing kit [pic]
[pic]Also, you have salvaged a rubber life raft. In your team’s pants pockets there’s 1 package of cigarettes, 3 boxes of matches & 3 $20 bills. [pic]

YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL WILL DEPEND UPON YOUR ABILILTY TO RANK THE 14 ITEMS IN THEIR ORDER OF IMPORTANCE. GOOD LUCK! [pic]
Lost at Sea Exercise

Instructions

Part 1
Participants should divide into teams of 5 and then be given 10 minutes to individually rank the 14 items.

Part 2
Team members should then confer for an additional 10 minutes and decide on the team’s priority ranking of the 14 items.

Part 3
Team members should then compare their individual rankings with those determined by the group as a whole, and discuss why the scores differ, if applicable. Or, if individuals would re-rank items based on the group discussion, what changed their minds? How...
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