Hiring Humor: Teambuilding is ‘Mandatory Fun’


We’ve all been to a corporate event where mandatory “teambuilding” includes rhyming word games or semi-awkward ice-breakers, and the prize for participation is a sweet treat. Once the treats are gone, the attendees are counting the minutes until they can leave.

You may have actually planned one of these events, and we know that making adults play nice with one another can be even more difficult than children.

Share some of the activities — successful and otherwise — that you’ve planned or participated in at corporate teambuilding events. 

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One Response to “Hiring Humor: Teambuilding is ‘Mandatory Fun’”

December 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm, Jocelyn Hayes said:

As an person very passionate about training, I have found an amazing team building game to teach people (without them knowing they are being taught) about ERP systems (particularly SAP). The game runs a simulation in the background while the teams make normal, everyday business decisions and input those decisions into the software on which they are receiving the ‘training’. At the end of the game, there are winners and losers, but everyone has learned A LOT! It is just so much fun to play the game and to be the facilitator of such an inventive way of transfering my knowledge of a very complex system.


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