Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Training??

I’ve been tasked to come up with the Team Building Activity for the upcoming All Hands Department meeting on Friday. Personally, I can’t see why engaging in the most useful team building activity of all time (drinking at the bar) is unacceptable, but this is the HR Department and things like that are often lost on them. My last Training Department was within the Sales Organization far from the clutches of HR, and a lot more fun. So, forced to come up with an HR friendly training activity, I’ve been perusing the “Team Games” and “101 More Training Games” books all day. Frankly, I’ve never seen so much ridiculousness in my life. One of these books is from Australia and apparently, it’s acceptable to have all team member pee in a tube to get some contraption to work. Envision a sort of Mousetrap set up where you and your co-workers must come together and pee in a tube to get the job done. I don’t know what they’re doing down there in Corporate Australia, but the exercise after that features the FART method for dealing with paperwork. Next time you’ve got a bunch of paperwork remember this: F: File A:Act on It R: Refer/Delegate T: Throw it Away!

Ohhh boy it’s going to be a long week. Please let me know if you have any useful Training Games that you’ve used.

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