A company in Connecticut is helping organizations foster teamwork for employees-- by simulating disaster situations meant to bring them together.

Harvard historian Nancy Koehn talked about this strategy on BPR, explaining how the Survival Systems U.S.A. took disaster survival classes from the F.B.I. to everyday companies.

Koehn said she sees it as a valuable exercise for some companies.

“I don’t think it’s about getting rid of fear," she said. "It’s about dealing with fear effectively in high stakes situations.”

Nancy Koehn is an historian and the James E. Robison Chair of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. To hear her interview in its entirety, click on the audio link above.