“Eagle Racing” is an interactive story which confronts the audience with various management dilemmas. Participants follow the key decision-makers for Eagle Racing (a fictitious Racing Company) as they try to sign up a new main sponsor.
With certain intervals the audience must choose the course of action, which will decide the future of Eagle Racing.
The participants make decisions as individuals as well as in teams. For each dilemma the participants vote individually (before and after discussing) and has to agree as teams. Depending on the participants’ choices the story will end with one of eight possible endings, varying from commercial success to total disaster.
The simulation is designed to lure participants into some of the very common pitfalls of collaboration. The experience of failure/imperfection is a trigger to induce some strong learning points and valuable cooperation tools and to fuel discussions and reflections.
The debriefing is built around each of the story’s three main dilemmas:
- Dilemma 1: Which partner to chose?
- Dilemma 2: Race or don’t race?
- Dilemma 3: Full transparency (or hide the most embarrassing facts?)
The dilemmas of Eagle Racing hold many parallels to real corporate life. But the most important learning experience is to reflect on how decisions are often habitually made and what it takes to make good decisions.
1) THE BASICS
Eagle Racing is an interactive story that centers around a fictitious racing team. The first video ends with a dilemma, and the participants are asked to make a difficult choice.
2) THE DILEMMA STRUCTURE
After the collective decision has been made, the story proceeds with 3 dilemmas – meaning that Eagle Racing has 1 beginning but 8 very different endings ranging from disaster to success.
3) THE SET UP
The simulation is designed to “lure” participants into some very common pitfalls of collaboration.
4) THE LEARNING
The experience of failure/imperfection is a trigger to induce some strong learning points and introduce valuable collaboration tools.
5) THE ASSESMENTS
The sessions include a number of assessments of company specific strengths and weaknesses related to collaboration.
6) THE OUTCOME
An important part of the experience is to identify ways to improve collaboration – as individuals and as a leadership team.