Have you ever had to suffer through the hell-on-Earth that is “team building”? Â If so, you probably have war stories of your own, having to to with “trust circles” and falling backwards, etc. Â (My worst team building effort ever was trying to build a fire on Brigantine Beach in New Jersey, officially the Windiest Beach in the U.S. Â It was as awful as you might imagine, and they were dumb enough to give us fire. It did not go well. Â We built zero fires and zero teams that day.)
The only “team building” thing I ever really dug that wasn’t just a happy hour (which are rad) Â was a variation on the task I’m about to give you:
Please list three outrageous secrets about yourself. Â Two should be lies, one should be true.
Now, I don’t want to know which is which. Â I just want them to be OUTRAGEOUS. Â Once we’re done, we’ll all be a much closer team, no doubt.