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Supply Chain

Supply Chain introduces conflict between individual and team goals, demonstrating the vital importance of communication and collaboration in team performance. Supply Chain raises significant questions about the network of relationships within the team and the team’s contact with other key groups both inside and outside of the organisation.

Virtual Team Building from BlueSky Experiences

OVERVIEW

The virtual version of Supply Chain acts as a business mirror revealing and exploring the complexities of working within organisations, the need to balance personal, functional goals and targets to achieve success.

Supply Chain introduces conflict between individual and team goals, demonstrating the vital importance of communication and collaboration in team performance. Supply Chain raises significant questions about the network of relationships within the team and the team’s contact with other key groups both inside and outside of the organisation.

The effects of an individual’s actions can have a considerable impact on others in the team. Therefore good project co-ordination is required to ensure a successful outcome.

The review of the team activity emphasises the need to understand what others need in order to be effective and to be open about available resources, individual and group needs.

Learning outcomes

Supply Chain works most effectively when it mirrors the real organisational network in which the participants work. The team can explore patterns of communication and contact, suggesting changes to their own ‘networking’ and identifying the best ways of using the communication links that they already have in place and developing new ones.

The active and participative nature of these experiments, with people occupying their real or representative places in the networks, makes the transfer of learning back to the workplace particularly easy. This very effective type of learning is much more dynamic process than paper based analysis could produce.

About Supply Chain

A virtual simulation, Imagining the realities of the new normal, a unique, challenging and highly practical digital activity for your teams:

• 6-15 Player configurations
• Find out how to be resilient as we establish rules of engagement
• Beat the clock. It’s still ticking for us all!
• Use the “lifesaver cord” to boost your performance
• Play once to orientate…twice to optimize….thrice to operationalise

Objectives

  • Each team member will have to pass links between one another to meet their own personal briefs. Can you overcome the challenges of remote working to achieve your goal in time?
  • Test your ability to deal with ambiguity!
  • Find out how to calibrate your communication virtually
  • Establish new ways to succeed in this new normal

Benefits

  • Illustrates the impact of ‘unseen’ decision making upon a large structure
  • Develops skills in diagnosing and resolving problems in and making efficient use of customer/supplier relationships
  • Enables users to quickly and actively define working relationships in a safe environment
  • Offers the opportunity to adapt thinking styles and procedure in order to maintain effective networks