An award-winning teaming simulation.
One of the best corporate team sessions we’ve done. So much creativity and thought, tied in with lots of inspiration. Great formula.
Marketing, Commercial sector, AWS
WHAT IS THE NEXT WAVE?
So you may be asking, what exactly is the Next Wave? It is a video-based “choose your own adventure” learning program that follows the career of Big Wave Surfer, Mark Mathews.
The audience is grouped into professional surf teams, including roles like photographer, swell forecaster, water safety crew, manager, publicist and the surfer. You’ll be transported out into the ocean where you will face a series of exciting scenarios, have to make difficult decisions, and either reap the rewards or face the consequences of those decisions.
The Next Wave Explores what it takes to perform in a highly turbulent, rapidly changing environment. Whilst on the surface, surfing may appear to be an individual sport it requires a focus on clients and a collaborative mindset. Filmed in Australia, Hawaii, Europe and even on a river in China you’ll be mesmerized and sometimes terrified by some of the world's biggest waves.
VIRTUAL or FACE to FACE
We have the capability to deliver this using the video conferencing solution of your choice or get everyone together in a room, office, conference center, a venue overlooking the sea. The choice is yours
The Next Wave can be customized to accommodate all-sized audiences. From smaller offsites to large-scale sales kickoffs.
Split across multiple stages this simulation can be customised to be delivered in anywhere from a 90min session to a full-day program or anything in-between.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You get to take the reins of Mark’s career and deliver a return on investment for sponsors. In the ocean you must always assume that conditions will change and sometimes violently and fast. You must stay hypersensitive to change, continually re-assessing conditions and refocusing goals and strategies.
You’ll watch a scenario and then will be given two options to choose from. As a team you will decide, watch the outcomes and be scored based on social media impressions and sponsor satisfaction.
PROVIDED WITH OPTIONS
The session was a fantastically engaging and fun way to connect the team and build a sense of common purpose. Mark was able to bring people from different functions and locations together as working groups.
The simulations took the team out of their comfort zone in a very relaxed and informal way. Informative, thought-provoking and a lot of fun. A highly recommended way of engaging people using a simulation that is not business-specific but very relevant and applicable to any team environment.
Vice President, Australia & New Zealand