Dave Carrol, Senior Consulting Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies uses the NetWork for his Building High Performance Teams program. He uses the NetWork three different times during the two to three day programs. Each subsequent use builds upon the previous experience, encouraging the teams to utilize their learned skills with the new task. He has benchmarked the results of the NetWork activity to reflect real life work performance.
Dave has experienced that teams typically do not demonstrate high performance in an experiential activity when it does not exist on the job. The value of bench marking with NetWork is you can monitor a team's progress during the program. Dave said "some teams start the task sequence with very low performance, and later in the program when we do the last activity, they resemble a top level pit crew changing a tire at a racetrack."