A Ready-Made Serious Game
Team performance critically depends on communication. In the heat of moment, communication - direct, precise and respectful - is key.
Theory Meets Reality
A team is put in charge of a deep water drilling task. What looks easy at first glance, turns into a nightmarish situation, unnoticed by the team.
Real Practice Case
This serious game is based on the real case of the Deep Water Horizon catastrophe. The debriefing of the game creates an emotional twist and leaves the particpants with a lasting learning experience.
The game emphasizes how bounded rationality and cognitive biases influence decision-making processes.
The game tests the effectiveness of a team's decision making process and reveals inflection points.
Examples of Use Cases
Use Case Nr. 1
Forge Stronger Bonds, Build Better Teams.
Strengthen your team communication. Miscommunication can lead to errors, missed deadlines, and hobbling team conflicts. "The Rig" provides a platform to practice and improve team communication skills in a challenging but risk-free environment.
Realize the importance of psychological safety
Understand the necessity to commission someone as the Devil’s Advocate
Experience the urgency of precise communication
Bring everyone together as a team
Choose the right plan for you
Our Pricing Plans
Duration: 3.5 hours
Teams: 2-20 teams (5 members per team)
See what our
The Rig deftly melds
theory with practice...
... it does a fantastic job of illustrating that the tension and communication breakdowns that appear when they play the simulation can lead to a chain reaction with dramatic results. This simulation allows students to explore the reasons behind these breakdowns and gives them the knowledge they need to recognize why they occur and how to stop them. A fantastic exercise that has a place in any course that seeks to equip students with the skills to navigate management challenges in situations of uncertainty, time pressure, and conflict. ”
Director, the Alfred West Jr. Learning Lab at the Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
As a Team of five you are supposed to manage drilling a borehole for oil extraction
Deep sea drilling is a tough and expensive business spanning across multiple companies. Deep sea drilling has two phases:
During the explorative phase, the borehole is drilled and cemented for later production. Before separating the (explorative) drilling rig from the well head the annular space (lower end of the borehole) will be sealed with cement to avoid any outflows of gas or liquids.
After sealing, the production platform will be attached to the well head and start its business.