Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New version of Everest Leadership and Team Simulation released!

I'm very excited to announce that Harvard Business Publishing has just released a new, updated version of the Everest Leadership and Team simulation (Everest 2.0!) which we developed originally several years ago.  We are incredibly grateful to all the instructors who have adopted the simulation in the past few years, and who have taken time to offer us useful feedback.  We have tried to address many of the suggestions and ideas offered by faculty members and students.  We think you will really enjoy the upgrades! 

I'd like to thank the entire team that worked on the simulation as well.  I always enjoy working with my co-author, Amy Edmondson.   The team at Harvard Business Publishing is just terrific, led by Heide Abelli and Nicole Harris (Nicole, in particular, did much of the heavy lifting on the revision).  Finally, Michael Bean and his team at Forio do a terrific job of software development. 

By the way, for those who are interested, we have been working on a new simulation.  We have a fair bit of work left to do, but I'll post details once we are close to completion.

I've posted the official announcement about the Everest simulation from Harvard Business Publishing below, which contains a few details about the upgrades to the simulation. 

Harvard Business Publishing is pleased to announce that the Leadership and Team Simulation: Everest V2 is now available. This second release of the team-based simulation combines the proven learning objectives and storyline of the original with an updated user experience for both student and instructor.

Key Features:
  • NEW Design—Updated visuals and navigation enhance the look and feel of the simulation while maintaining the principles of the original for continued ease of use.
  • NEW Setup Options—Drag and drop functionality and the new auto-assign feature simplify and expedite team and role assignment.
  • NEW Teaching Materials—The updated Teaching Note reduces simulation ramp-up time. A new Microsoft PowerPoint deck populated with your specific classroom results provides an effective and efficient tool for a classroom debrief session.
  • NEW Performance Tracking—New debrief histograms offer role-by-role comparison of individual goal achievement across teams. Now you can also download results for multiple teams for more powerful results analysis.

1 comment:

Christian said...

I would like to learn more about this. Could you check the link (it appears to be trying to open an email) for accuracy?