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?
The Next Wave is a video-based “choose-your-own-adventure” teaming session that follows the exciting career of professional big-wave Surfer, Mark Mathews and his team.
The audience is grouped into professional surf teams, including the roles of photographer, swell forecaster, water safety crew, manager, publicist and surfer. You’ll be transported out into the ocean (virtually) 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 for teams to perform in a highly turbulent, rapidly changing environment. Filmed in Australia, Hawaii, Europe and even on a river in China you’ll be mesmerised and sometimes terrified by some of the world's biggest waves.
VIRTUAL or FACE to FACE
We can deliver this using the video conferencing solution of your choice or get everyone together in an office, conference centre, or a venue overlooking the sea. The choice is yours.
The Next Wave can be customised to accommodate all-sized audiences from smaller off-sites to large-scale sales kickoffs.
Split across multiple stages The Next Wave can be delivered in anywhere from a 90min session to a full-day program or anything in-between.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After a brief immersion into the business of Big Wave Surfing, you and your team will take the reins of Mark’s career
You’ll be faced with a series of real-life scenarios from Mark’s career. Each scenario will leave you with two options. As a team, you will make your decision, watch the outcomes, and then get your results.
Scores are based on marketing value, sponsorship satisfaction, and how well you function as a team.
In the ocean, you must stay hypersensitive to change, continually re-assessing conditions and refocusing goals and strategies. This creates a great environment to explore team dynamics, leadership, communication and the values that underpin your company’s success.
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