Everest Report Mgmt1001

3899 Words Mar 3rd, 2015 16 Pages
MGMT1001: Everest Report

Andrew Lau
A critical and reflective self-evaluation of my experiences during the Everest team simulation in the contexts of ‘attitudes, personalities & perceptions’, ‘power & conflict’ and ‘groups & teams’.

Executive Summary
The Everest simulation is a team simulation designed to emulate real life group processes and the diverse range of intergroup interactions this entails. Developed by Harvard Business School, participants are grouped into teams of 5 (with an optional sixth member, the observer) that make a virtual climb up Mount Everest. Performance is assessed through both individual and team goals that are provided throughout the simulation. Members were allocated into groups randomly
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Finally, the report examines the development and maturation of the group and its mechanics through Tuckerman’s group development model and it is clear that the distinct lack of clear goal formation was one of the downfalls of our team.

In summary the report recommends the following. A greater awareness of human perception flaws such as the fundamental attribution error, which would promote a more objective view of the simulation and a higher level of group cohesion. Higher levels of goal setting throughout the forming stage of group development and a lessening in the role dominant members of the group played in decision making is recommended. The net result would be higher levels of autonomy and task significance which should promote greater levels of productive conflict. This would result in the avoidance of many of the erroneous judgements made throughout the simulation.

Table of Contents

| | Executive Summary | P.2 | Introduction | P.5 | Attitudes, Perception and Personality | P.6 | Power and Conflict | P.8 | Groups and Teams | P.11 | Conclusion | P.13 | Appendices | P.14 | Reference List | P.18 |

Introduction
The Everest Simulation serves as educational experience and insight into group collaboration that aids in the development of oratory, persuasive, teambuilding and leadership skills. This Everest simulation forms the basis of the practical component of our studies of organizations and people. Our team was…