While captain of the USS Santa Fe, David Marquet changed the leadership style from “Giving Orders” to “Giving Intentions” which brought the US Navy’s worst-performing into the best-performing nuclear submarine in the fleet.
Now you can apply those same winning principles.
Captain L. David Marquet had a life-changing experience as a Leader. He became commander of a submarine he knew little about. After a near-disastrous decision, he vowed to not give any orders and replace them with intent. This way he turned followers into proactive, thinking and acting leaders. He transferred the psychological ownership of the submarine to his crew. By changing the way he spoke and acted towards his crew, USS Santa Fe became the best performing ship in Navy history. Ever.
The VR Dive is an ingenious simulation of one of the most remarkable leadership experiments in history.
As newly appointed commander (now retired) of the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe, David Marquet faced a ship dogged by poor morale, the worst performance in the fleet and very limited time to prove itself worthy of not being dissolved. In an incredibly courageous ploy, he brought a completely new leadership mindset to the team which fundamentally changed their methods and achieved a vastly more powerful model of giving control.
It’s this exceptional success story which gave birth to THE VR DIVE: The expertise of professionals and the wisdom of years compressed into a one-day VR experience.
Like David Marquet, you can expose your team to the exact same environment; undertaking high-pressure challenges but with a radical new level of individual control. With all members assuming leadership responsibility, you will gain a new awareness of what needs to change to reach where you want to be: an ultra-high performance team.
Our proprietary AI - AImee - will record the Share of Voice - or Team Language Coefficient - at all times. This means AImee will provide an accurate reflection of who spoke how much during the missions. She can correlate performance of the team with the equality of share of voice.
You can play the VR Dive as a workshop experience on-location in Berlin or Florida, or buy a license and play it on your own premises with your own training curriculum. In our coaching sessions you will learn all concepts experienced on Santa Fe; fist-to-five questions, intent-based leadership, and distributed decision-making. They'll be translated into a personal and organizational development backlog that will pave your way to a network organization with 100% Entrepreneurship and 0% Bureaucracy.
You can also play the game completely remotely, with all players in different locations, meeting on Santa Fe’s virtual bridge. The facilitators always have all players’ perspectives available, and all data recorded for truly next generation, evidence-based, data-driven coaching. This is Formula 1 for leadership development.
The full experience is delivered in a workshop format. Up to 12 team members can participate in each workshop.
The experience is divided into 2 parts: In place version (4 players + 2 observers) and Reality session (6 team members).
These two parts will be performed interchangeably by the two subgroups during the day, the first group in the VR will level up the second team after the first play, in order to let the second team perform better.
Each team member knows only her/his station. During the game many missions, even at the same time, will be commanded to the crew. Prioritization, clarity, communication and decision-making skills will be the critical factors. Only high-performance teams will succeed in the game, but all teams will learn a lot, even from failure.
In the reality part, what happened in the VR experience will be discussed and the game dynamics translated into real business problems. Through a series of different exercises, the teams will be challenged by the RH crew to spot where old leadership styles fail to overcome problems in the organization.
The VR Dive is not (just) a game!! Every action in the submarine will be intensively analyzed with the RH crew. They will support your team as you discover where your outdated leadership styles failed and where the leadership network style can win the challenge.
You will be surprised what you and your team can learn, when you are experiencing the adventure of submarine rescue missions.
Allow your team to experience critical situations and learn how to perform outside of hierarchies.
Your team is trained on sharing their most important information that they have, speaking out loud.
Learn how to prioritize your actions in a death-life context, to achieve your main goals.
You and your team members learn the best ways to interact in critical situations.
“Stunning and impactful. It made me a better Leader.”
“Yeah, it’s ridiculously expensive. But it’s oh-so-worth its money.”
“The best Leadership Development workshop I have ever experienced.”
"There is nothing like the VR Dive. Nothing. It’s life-changing.”
“If you want to truly understand Network Leadership, shut up and play the VR Dive.”
"The VR Dive is a unique interactive experience to turn followers into leaders and create ultra-high performance teams."
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