The team speeds in a car to an appointment as the tail end of a traffic jam behind a curve becomes visible. The driver is forced to initiate full braking …
Phase 1: Avoiding a collision. Parking the car safely so that nothing happens to the team.
Phase 2: Securing the scene of the accident. First aid at the scene of the accident: have the injured been treated or is first aid to be given? Have ambulances etc. been informed? Has the accident site been secured? Is the emergency lane clear?
Phase 3: What options does the team have now? What are the advantages and disadvantages/risks of each option? How long might the full closure last? Will the team have a chance to drive out of the traffic jam in the near future?
Phase 4: Can the team take part in the meeeting out of the car? Can the team leave or at least move the car forward at walking pace? How can the team make good use of the waiting time? What fundamental, strategic or other issues can the team get on with in the meantime?
Phase 5: Was it really necessary to drive or should we have taken the more environmentally friendly train? Would more information / a different or additional navigation system have helped us to avoid the traffic jam? Would it have been helpful if the team had travelled in different means of transport on different routes so that one part would have arrived on time in any case?