Our team was composed with a wide diversity of individuals with different backgrounds. Each individual has many traits to bring to the table as well as many different goals that each would like to accomplish. Getting photographed on the mountain in sport attire, acquiring photographs of the environment on the mountain, documenting the effects of the mountain’s environment on the human body, becoming the first marathoner to reach the summit, and cleaning up the mountain illustrate the diversity of our desired accomplishment.
As a team we discussed our personal goals that were found on the Everest website. Utilizing the mutual enhancement effect was something that we recognized would benefit the team overall in not only reaching the summit, but reaching all of our individual goals. Each of us had a different role in the simulation with different goals, and those goals were worth points. We realized that gaining points would help us in doing well within the course, so each individual told the rest of the group which goals they had and which ones were worth the most points. The marathon runner wanted to reach the top, the photographer wanted to stay an extra day at camp 1 to get documentation. The doctor wanted to reach the top of the mountain as well as the leader. The environmentalist needed to stay at camp 4 an extra day.
Our team leader, Thomas, wanted everyone to stay together in order to be safe and reach the top (if we were lucky) at...
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...f the summit, which in turn we would not be able to meet our goals. Our group tried to climb to a higher camp when the temperature was decent, and also when the wind speed was relatively low.
Climbing Everest was not an easy feat, however having the right team on the bus slowly taking the winding road up Everest with the right set of skills was the only reason why me made it as far as we did. While not everyone did reach the summit, our team still benefited greatly from this experience. Through this Everest simulation, not only was our team able to see the importance of communication, but also we were also able to learn many different leadership concepts along the way. "Leaders aren 't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that 's the price we 'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal." — Vince Lombardi
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