Team-Building Simulations

When Human Synergistics International first introduced the Desert Survival Situation™, our clients couldn’t get enough of this innovative team activity based on the concept of synergy—that people working together can achieve better results than they can individually. Today, the Desert Survival Situation is one of the most widely-used team building activities in the world.


We built on Desert’s success by developing a complete line of Survival Simulations. We also developed a series of Safety Simulations that range from reducing back injuries to learning what to do in the event of a tornado. Next, we were among the first in the industry to offer Business Simulations: team building exercises that also teach critical business-related skills. We recently added the Challenge Series—a series of team building exercises that combine team building with learning opportunities around strategic planning, performance management, and other important organizational processes.

Our Team Simulations are designed to:

  • Teach the interpersonal (people) and rational (task) behaviours involved in successful teamwork
  • Demonstrate the impact of Constructive group styles on performance
  • Improve group problem-solving skills and decision-making effectiveness
  • Strengthen cooperation and communication among group members