Chilean Mine Rescue: The Unstoppable Team - A Case Study in Group Decision Making
Catalogue Number: 394620
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Character Education, Engineering, Science
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 20
Closed Captions: Yes
Although most corporate managers don't have to wrestle with life-or-death decisions, the key to a company's success lies in the same kind of teamwork and problem-solving that enabled the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners in 2010. This video uses that inherently dramatic event to outline and explain several core principles of effective management, communication, and team-building. Viewers learn the importance of clearly defining a common goal and rallying people around it by creating a vivid connection to a larger purpose; effectively reinforcing and articulating the vision to keep a team united and inspired; identifying and leveraging the skills and capabilities of team members; forging partnerships and alliances to expand capabilities; and staying open to new ideas, emerging leaders, and alternative solutions.