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 organisational processes.

Our Team Simulations are designed to:

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