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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Team Building vs. Beer

Had a team building event yesterday - Quarterly in our corporate misspeak. Spent tons of money so that people could go out paddling on canoes / pseudo kayaks / paddle boats and splash each other, or do tug-of-war and 3-legged races on land. Now, trying to splash or capsize your corworkers isn't normally considered team building, nor is pitting half of your employees against the other half. But, at least they're moderately fun, vs. the made up games they have (lava logs, spider web) to try to encourage everyone to work together, and you're only competing against yourself.

But, even more interesting, a few of us just sat around and had a few pitchers of beers and hung out. Best team building event we ever had. Why? CherkyB would say it's the beer, and he'd be right. Beer provides the reason to sit around the table and talk to each other (vs. trying to kill each other). Beer - helping people sit around and talk for over 6000 years. And that's one of the reasons we're not just animals in pants. Beer. It's 8:30 am on Saturday, is it to early for a beer?

7 comments:

CherkyB said...

Since when is Sunnyvale part of North San Schmose?

CJ said...

Hi JohnnyB! long time!

CherkyB said...

BTW, I've taken the liberty of changing th ename of you blog from "JohnnyB" to "The JohnnyB". It has a much better ring to it. You should update your title bar.

CherkyB said...

Hmm..much like The Spankster Zone, I'm the #1 blogger at this site, too. Been getting a lot of complaints from my readers that they can't leave you comments cuz you disables anonymous commenting. Shame shame shame.

Not BrainkyP said...

Wow. This blog is worse than mine.

FAT MOOTHER said...

Does drinkin all that beer make you fart-a-lot?

Anonymous said...

team building said...

Hahah. this just takes team building to a whole other level..