Saturday 11 July, 2020

How to Complete ISSB Command Task (Outdoor GTO Tasks)

ISSB Command Task is one of the most interesting and important GTO Task. Unlike other group tasks, it is not a leaderless exercise.

In this test, one member is the commander of 4-5 group members, and you have to accomplish the given task within the allotted time. Here, the commander’s ability to give commands is tested by the GTO. It is different from other GTO tasks like Half Group Task and Progressive Group Task because there is no commander in the above tasks.

Everyone becomes the leader in the command task one by one. The GTO calls the leader interacts with him. He will explain the task allotted to commander along with the helping materials.

Five group members from the commander’s chest number in the reverse order will be the sub-ordinates. GTO will also take a short interview and will ask some questions from the commander.

The time allowed for each command task is 10 minutes. There may be a load to be carried along with while you are negotiating the obstacles.

Briefing to your subordinates:

GTO takes an introductory interview and brief you about the task personally. After the briefing, you can call your subordinates by saying “Group members come here”.

After that, you will brief them about the given task. You can start your briefing as follows:

Group members, we have the task xxx. The time for this task is xxx. Rules for this task are xxx (as told by GTO). My plan to complete this task is this (xxx). you can ask any question if you want to ask.

You can give this briefing in Urdu as well.😊

Tips for ISSB Command Task:

  • While the GTO is explaining the task, listen to him carefully and clarify the doubts on the spot as you may not be allowed to ask anything after commencing the task.
  • You can spend one or two minutes to form a broad plan. Use your common sense and think of a logical solution for the task.
  • Never allow nervousness to overpower you as your intelligence shall not work properly when you are nervous.
  • Make your subordinates stand in a line and explain the allotted task, your plan and materials at your disposal.
  • If you are stuck somewhere while doing the command task, you can ask suggestions of your subordinates, but you may have to lose some marks.
  • It is my personal experience that as a leader, you should not only give instructions to your subordinates but also help them and should lead from the front to complete the task.
  • Call your subordinates with their chest numbers.
  • If you find that your subordinates are not doing the task according to your directions, ask them politely to follow your instructions.
  • If you feel that your plan will not work well, you have to change it. Be logical and systematic.
  • Do not be harsh and rude to your subordinates. You may encourage those who are cooperating and working well.
  • Do not get nervous. Be cheerful and optimistic about your success and have confidence in your planning.
  • When you are a helper, show maximum cooperation and loyalty.

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