A young member of my office's staff recently submitted her resignation -- nothing contentious, just wanted more time with her family. I casually asked her, "so when is your resignation effective?". She matter-of-factly replied, "ah next month pa, sir, sasama pa ako sa Team Building."
I'll never get millennials.
But, no, actually I can't blame anyone for anticipating and setting their schedule around Team Building. It had been almost two years since our last one -- that's already an eternity of cubicle man-hours and Dilbert meetings. This year's activity came and went too quickly, but not before instilling into every one of us core tenets of office teamwork
Leading by Example
you can't teach this
Me: Ow! My foot!
Teammates: Yuck! Your foot smell!
Wellness and Diet
Inspiration / Learning from Superiors
"aah, ganto pala mag-pose for 'Town & Country'"
they weren't ready for that jelly
And above all...No Mercy!
At the end of everything, we reported three non-renewal of contracts, one resignation, one foreign assignment deferral, one foreign assignment recall, a threatened physical injuries case, and maybe some international money laundering.
best. team. building. ever.