Over on the BBC pay thread @Locust and @Moose-the-Mooche have started a sub-discussion on absurd games in work meetings to build team spirit. Moose correctly says that this is a whole other discussion, so it’s Friday, time to unwind a bit, and let all that office tension loose. Let’s have your stories of how those pens and pieces of plastic that you had been eyeing suspiciously since the start of the meeting panned out. Bonus points for stories about super-competitive colleagues who just take the whole thing far, far too seriously.
Mine from last week, which was actually quite fun, and I’m sure you can do better:
We were split into teams of 4. On the table was an elastic band with 4 pieces of string tied to it and each of us had to pull on the end of a string so the band would stretch and be used to pick up and move an upside-down paper cup. There were 10 paper cups and the competition was to see which team was fastest to make them into a pyramid of 4, 3, 2, 1. Chocolates to the winners.