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Mt. Everest Simulation: Team Rocket Power

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Ellie Hipple

on 22 January 2013

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Mount Everest Simulation:
Team Rocket Power Ellie Hipple, Keziah Kantiok, Sherine Sadeghi, Derek Waltz, & Jonathan Neuhardt Goals achieved by group & each member
Leadership patterns
Communication patterns
Cognitive conflict & Affective conflict
Information distribution
Lessons learned
Factors impacting successes & failures
Team effectiveness Leader- Ellie
Medic- Jonathan
Photographer- Derek
Marathoner- Keziah Mount Everest Simulation
Summit the mountain in 6 rounds

Various goals (some conflicting) Goals Analyze information:
Health conditions
Hiking speed
Hike to the next camp or not During each round: Roles Analyzing Group Dynamics Distribution
Pre-Assigned Member Roles
Every Member had specific Goals
Simulation assigned
Unified decisions Leadership Credibility
Formal role
Democratic style of leadership Role as Leader All reach the summit (1/5)
All avoid rescue (3/5)
All stay together until camp 4 (0/5)
All hike to the summit (0/5)
50% of goals achieved Personal Goals Considered members’ goals & health conditions
Power indicator
Extrinsic rewards
Intrinsic rewards Decision-making in Leadership Devil’s Advocate
Multiple Sequence Mode
Brainstorming Communication Patterns Communication as a transaction
Each person as sender and receiver
Communication as an operation 5 Characteristics of Effective Communication
Responsibility Questions Throughout the Communication Process:
Question of value
Question of policy Cognitive & Affective Conflict Took members' goals into consideration while keeping in mind the goals of the team

Photographer stayed behind to take pictures

Environmentalist stayed behind due to sickness

Leader, Medic, & Marathoner attempted the summit

Medic & Marathoner were rescued due to severe altitude sickness from lack of oxygen

Leader made it to the summit

48% of team's goals accomplished
Successful team overall Information Distribution Lessons Learned Successes & Failures Conclusion Quality decision-making, constructive criticism, high level of commitment, and stimulating discussion:
Cohesiveness built via:
Sharing goals
Accomplishing tasks
Rooted with anger, personal criticism, emotions, selfishness, defensiveness, and resentment

Preoccupies team members in resolving personal issues instead of the team’s original commitment in accomplishing a goal

Causes dissatisfaction, ill feelings and lack of cooperation: Cognitive Conflict Accounts for differences in perspectives, ideas, plans, or judgments in reaching a decision:
Collaboration, yielding, and compromise
Communication Competence Affective/Emotional Conflict Supportive communication
Cooperation vs. Competition
Group Cohesiveness Impaired Critical Thinking
Information Underload
Lack of Experience Group Development and group identity
Level of Cooperation
Time and Resources were available
Establishing Role, Norms, and goals
Accountability among team members Failures Successes Team Effectiveness Communication is key
The 4 C's
Clear Goal
Cooperative Goal
Challenging Goal
Commitment to Goal
Supportive Roles Environmentalist- Sherine Avoid Rescue
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