I've been around the block several times. Been down that road before. This ain't my first rodeo. Been there done that (got the shirt).
After 26+ years in business and 5 years in the Army, I've been to more than a few "team building exercises". The Army called them leadership skills training. TI called them "Interactive Group Dynamics". Intermedics didn't have a name for them. More than a few were an event where you gather together with your co-workers and form ad-hoc teams to accomplish some made up goal all under the guidance of an overpaid, bubly, cheerful consultant who works to inspire and encourage team dynamics. Some folk might like the touchy-feely approach of encouraging others to excel, but me, I prefer the old Drill Sergeant approach:
- Get your lazy a%%es together and across that log!!!
- My 87 year-old mother moves faster than you dirtbags!!!
|Harder than it looks|
|3 legged race|
|Water baloon toss (from 25 yards apart)|
|Going for the kill shot|