Island Survival Team Building by Executive Oasis International, Toronto
Island Survival: Facilitated team building simulation in Jamaica
Sometimes unexpected global upheavals throw your business a curve. This has certainly been the case with COVID-19 in 2020.
To overcome business challenges, sometimes it is necessary to get off the beaten track to chart a new course to success.
Island Survival is an interactive business team building simulation that helps executives:
- unpack their business challenges and brainstorm solutions
- discover new ways to deliver products and services
- identify untapped market niches
- foster innovation
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Beach team building a customized version of this simulation can be delivered in Barbados, Dominica, Anguilla, Saint Lucia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Singapore, and anywhere there is a beach.
Inspired by the TV show Survivor, Island Survival takes teams through a step-by-step “team tune up” to:
- Break down silos.
- Build team spirit.
- Identify and eliminate communication stop gaps.
- Identify and tap into new markets for your products and services.
- Harness your team’s creative genius to resolve business issues.
- Experience the local culture.
The premise of this business simulation is that your team is stranded in the mountaions (or on a deserted island) and must come up with a plan to generate money to pay for their journey home upon rescue.
You’ll develop a strategy to market your a product or service from the island. A professional facilitator will help you debrief your experience and how what you have learned can be used when you get back to the office.
This is the Jamaican Team Building storyline. It will be customized for other locations.
It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in Jamaica. But, you couldn’t resist going for it – the adventure of a lifetime, an overnight trek on horseback in Jamaica’s Cockpit Country, terrain so rugged that incredible wild flora and fauna grow unchecked.
A quick, wild gallop – and you’re separated from your guides and the rest of your party. You have enough food to last a week. You’re stranded in small teams, struggling to get back to civilization. You’ve lost your money, your identification, your passports and your airline tickets. All you have is your horses, your tack, the clothing on your back and the one “luxury” item you managed to sneak into your gear.
To get home, you have to raise the money for your airfare and to replace the supplies you’ve lost. You’re not too worried. Your Maroon guides promised they’d send a rescue party if you got lost.
The only way to survive is to take stock of your situation, make your plans and take action! You construct some makeshift stables and shelters and get a good night’s sleep before you consider your options.
The next morning, you exercise and swim your horses and cool off under a waterfall. You pull out the Island Survival package that your Maroon guides gave you and you begin to develop your strategy using idea chains, storyboards, flow charts, and force field analysis. You’ll forage for food, identify a product that you can manufacture in the mountains to raise money, and design a marketing strategy that you can implement upon rescue.
Whenever you hear the sound of the drum, you’ll meet at the waterfall to compete with the other teams for valuable prizes and resources.
To get home, you have to raise the money for your airfare and to replace the supplies you’ve lost. The only way to survive is to take stock of your situation, make your plans and take action.
You’ll forage for food, identify a product that you can manufacture on the island to raise money, and design a marketing strategy that you can implement upon rescue. You’ll compete in team challenges for valuable prizes to help you implement your plan.
You’ll design your strategy with idea chains, storyboards, flow charts, and force fields.
After you’re rescued, your facilitator will guide you as you debrief your experience and apply lessons learned to your business.
- GPS Challenge
- Regatta Games
- Firestarter Challenge
- Outdoor Cooking Challenge
Upgrades Available *
- Raft Building
- Horse Riding
- Swimming Horses
- Catamaran Cruise
- Gourmet Dinners on the Beach
- Gourmet Cooking Challenges on the Beach
Inspired by the TV show Survivor, our Island Survival, Survivor team building retreats will also give your team an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditional lifestyle.
- Visit a Maroon Village in the Cockpit Country in Jamaica.
- Get off the beaten track and explore Jamaica by 4 X 4 or motorcyle.
- Learn about the Taino and the other cultures that left an imprint on Jamaican culture at Outameni.
- Visit the Carib Settlement in Dominica
Your facilitator will take you through a briefing to ensure that the links between your island survival experience and the daily challenges your team faces are clear. Your facilitator will debrief the experience with your team to help you mine your experience for insights that team members can take back to work and use immediately.
The initial 1/2 day briefing can be conducted at a hotel or at your office.