Working against the clock, teams are challenged to balance accuracy with speed as they assess real-time information and challenges.
A series of video briefs set the tone of the challenge as they are shown at specific time points throughout the game. This is to emulate “real-time” status updates. There is a countdown timer which sets the pace of the game and keeps the delegates waiting for the next update.
Delegates are given a briefcase with locked compartments named, ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA. When a compartment is opened, delegates receive new challenges and information which they must figure out and submit to “Special Ops” for them to act upon. A secure gadget (tablet and Situation Room App) provides a link to “Special Ops” for the delegates to present their discoveries.
Delegates will be tested to think creatively and strategically. They must figure out ways to link the right people with the right information at the right time. Due to this, delegates will be introduced to the importance of cross-functional communication and the impact it has on situational leadership and the ability to perform highly under pressure.