After 11 months of planning, the Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) club co-presidents and two conference directors faced a difficult decision. The club's 3rd annual conference, aptly named "Dare to Fail: Taking Risks When it Matters Most", was scheduled to begin around the time a winter storm, fortified with up to 50 inches of snow, was predicted to hit the Boston area. At 2:00pm the day before the conference was to begin, the leadership team needed to decide whether the show would go on, be modified, or be canceled altogether.
To facilitate a discussion on making decisions under pressure, when the available information is insufficient; team dynamics and facilitating a productive discussion under duress when there is no single decision maker; managing people over whom you have no authority; and, defining and maintaining an organization’s brand.
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Sink or SWIM
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