“Alfa team to Mission Control, come in Mission Control. Over. This is Mission Control, go ahead Alfa. Over. We have cleared sector 2. Request permission to proceed to sector 3. Over. Proceed to sector 4 Alfa, Tango is covering sector 3. Repeat, proceed to sector 4. Over Received Loud & Clear Mission Control. Proceeding now to sector 4. Alfa over & out. Good luck Alfa team. Mission Control, over & out.”
This may sound like a war zone, but this is a simulated experiential exercise for corporate executives who are learning how to work as a cohesive team, in extreme conditions, not unlike the modern day workplace. Teams are scanning a 2.5 sq.km area. Their mission – to search & rescue injured passengers of a commercial airplane, which has crashed in this area. Each team has a “Mission Control” which communicates with them via handheld wireless radios, (walkie-talkies).
The mission is complete when the teams locate the black box and ascertain the reason for the crash. This is a very fast moving highly, intensive simulation, which involves every participant and has a very high level of excitement.