Comments: 4
BrokenTune 4 months ago
I hate the going round the table introductions. It's ever too tempting to just come out with "I am not a sharer."
Murder by Death 4 months ago
Me too on the "talk about yourself" crap. Years ago I had to go on a "team building weekend" (3 days in hell) and one of the exercises was leading a blindfolded person through the woods using nothing but touch. At the end they had to try to guess who led them through. My guy guessed right the first time; he said he knew it was me because I barely touched him at all, just directed him using small taps on the shoulders. When it was my turn, I spent most of the time trying to get away from my 'leader' because... ugh... touching! I'm so not a team player.

Also - I so want that t-shirt. :)
Person Of Interest 4 months ago
I've got this book but haven't read it yet.

I know team building and organizational psychology approaches in the work place have been popular for a long time, but the cynic in me sometimes wonders if it's really everything it's cracked up to be. It seems like so many employees would prefer to skip it and just spend the time doing their jobs.
I hate the "tell us something about yourself" question. It's tempting to reply, "I spent time in jail for murdering a nosy co-worker".

I'm coming up to 34 years of employment. I have lost count of the number team building events I've done, but I have hated every single one of them. I was on a four-day course a few years ago. I was so very very happy when it got cut short by a couple of days because of a blizzard.