What would you do if your team was split up, stranded in space and on the surface of a barren planet? How would you organize your team to survive, eventually reunite and find a way home? Based on the movie, in this remote action activity teams learn how to solve problems with communication delays, find novel ways of collaborating, staying calm and focusing on solutions.
- Ensure remote teams are still engaged with each other and the job
- Enhance group online communication skills
- Heighten sense of online group productivity
- Use Video Conferencing to fullest potential
- Great fun for the whole team at an entry-level
- Easily customizable to fit your specific needs
- Helps to hone online conferencing skills using built in tools and other apps available online
- Builds trust and confidence between team members
- Stimulates creativity and innovation
Participants will be divided into teams and tasked to solve a set of critical issues and scenarios related to a failed mission to Mars. Using only the resources available to them, teams must find innovative ways to communicate over long distances, satisfy basic survival needs (food, water, oxygen, etc.) and ultimately extract team members from the Martian surface. The team that successfully completes all of the mission directives within the time limit first will be declared the winner. To be successful, teams will need to manage their time wisely and tackle problems in order of their severity and time sensitivity.
- Better leadership skills
- Good for problem solving and critical thinking under pressure
- Better time management and crisis control
- Great for creativity and innovation
Teams are tasked to solve a set of critical issues and scenarios related to a failed mission to Mars.
This event is staged online using a combination of ‘Zoom Meetings’ and a selection of other software and websites, all of which are easily accessible or free to download. We can send an invitation via email containing all instructions and links prior to the event. We highly suggest installing the relevant programs and using a desktop or laptop for full experience. Tablet and smart phone access is possible but will contain less functionality.
The team that successfully completes all of the mission directives within the time limit first will be declared the winner.
The event briefing takes place in the central video conference room. The briefing will include a short tutorial for how to use the Video Conferencing software and best practices for operating within a group video chat. i.e. muting microphones when not speaking, looking at camera when speaking etc. After the briefing, participants will be separated into teams and invited by the facilitator to separate chat rooms, then the lead facilitator gives further instructions and objectives for the activity. The de-brief takes place again in the central video conferencing room. Briefing and de-brief usually take around 15 minutes each but can be extended upon request for more in-depth analysis of team performance.
Starting with a two to four hour half day option, this activity can be expanded to an eight hour full day event.
09.00 am – Event brief by lead facilitator
09.15 am – Ice breakers and warm up activities
09.45 am – The Martian challenge
12.15 pm – Teams must reconvene in the central conferencing room
12.30 pm – Event de-brief, awarding ceremony
01.00 pm – End of the program
People per Team
Below are three options for The Martian with different inclusions and rates all tailored to best match your budget and requirements. The Bronze option is a fixed program with few inclusions but the Silver and Gold packages include extra benefits and allow selection of some or all challenges. On the pricing page we offer further optional extras. The full day activity will have up to double the number of challenges.
All options include
One Western lead event instructor
Interstitial (between challenges) quick fire discussion topics
Simple version of The Martian
One facilitator per 40 pax
Standard version of The Martian
One facilitator per 20 pax
+Customised backgrounds for each team
+Raw footage of live stream for internal training purposes
+Prizes winning team
Standard version of The Martian
One facilitator per 10 pax
+Activity material send to participants in a gift box