Mission 2020 can be used to identify practices that interfere with communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and general effectiveness. In addition, Mission 2020 helps a team learn how to manage projects - be they small ones with budgets in the hundreds, or large ones with millions.
Mission 2020 is one of a number of business-oreiented simulations available from AVIAT. It is important to keep in mind that this simulation was designed for the purpose of building better communication skills and enhancing individual contributions in a team setting while introducing sound concepts for conducting meetings.
We hope you find this team-building simulation to be a real opportunity to help your team grow and develop, and to view their work in a new and exciting way!
The growing need for expansion of Earth's capability for plant food production created an urgency to search for alternative sites for farming. As part of the 'Integrated Space Programme' initiative. the United Aerospace Agency (UASA) and its contractors conducted a series of studies to look at ways to terraform Mars. The studies resulted in a proposal to Congress for funding the construction of a Mars ecosphere and a Space Station with a space vehicle boosted by a nuclear stage to reach Mars. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress balked at the original estimate ($10 billion) and finally approved a five-year project with a budget of $6.5 billion with a further $1 billion allowed for overruns. The approved proggramme is identified as Mission 2020 whose goal was to transport a crew to Mars and construct a mini ecosphere that would serve as a base for further terraforming missions.
• Mission Objectives
• Team formation, Materials, Setting and Timing
• Introduction/Administration of the exercise
• What the experts say
• Understanding the scores
• Role of the process observer
• Guidelines for effective group functioning
• Background of the authors
• Suggested Reading.