Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Team Building

Husband traipsed downstairs in dark jeans and a dark shirt this morning instead of his french cuff shirts (with cufflinks) and trousers. On the agenda - team building laser tag with lunch after. He was explaining his military strategies to me. I hope he has fun.

Big Firm is not a culture of team building exercises but I enjoy hearing about them. What sort of team building activities does your workplace engage in? Any "trust falls" still in the mix (loved that part of "Mean Girls").

I think we should try to do more Esq. team building. Working around nap schedules and crappy weekend weather has left us bereft of weekend activities and the whole family is pretty cranky by Sunday afternoon. Any family team building suggestions for a crawler, walker and two adults is welcome!

8 comments:

LauraC said...

Each team in my company has a yearly team building event. My team's event is always drinking on a rooftop patio in Chicago.

We tried to spend a lot of time outside when the boys were not fully mobile to combat the weekend crazies.

What A Card said...

I worked for a company that had a great team building day each year where we'd go white water rafting and horseback riding, plus a short ropes course. Very fun, though it's a good thing everyone there was rather young and athletic!

Imajine That might be a fun adventure for a walker/crawler/parents. More outdoorsy--there are some stroller-accessible hikes. Breakheart Reservation has a paved trail, and there are trails at Middlesex Fells that are doable with a jogging stroller and a lot of strength (okay, not *that* much...I could do it with my double jogger and I'm not all that strong!) The majority of the route around Horn Pond in Woburn is also paved. The backside of the trail is fun to let the kids out.

Nicole S. said...

we joined the Klubhouse in Woburn - right across from BJs, off Washington St. We really like it and it will be a great way to get out of the house in the winter. I think its $28/month for a two-kid family.

As far as team building goes...it got nothin'

Nancy said...

The last team building thing my company did (back when we were smaller - and cooler) was go to a trapeze school. We all "flew" ... even if we didn't want to at first because the guy spotting was HOT.

...probably not a great option for your family - but fun!!

Gretchen said...

Um, we have an awkward Christmas party...um, yeah, that's about it. Once my boss had a "retreat" at his house for the "academic" staff where he provided burgers (um, vegetarian here!) and we actually had to bring the rest of the food.

Can you do some finger-painting together? Or some other craft activity where everyone gets dirty!? Or how about planting in the garden? Oh, but then I guess someone would have to weed that...

jerseygirl77 said...

Does a visit from me and Becca count as a team building activity?! :-D

Chris said...

The children's museum has a great infant room that would be fun for both N and P - maybe check it out next weekend!

August's mom said...

I just came back from 2.5 days of company team building---held in the Swedish woods at a big animal park. We had to climb ropes, do archery, make a fire, make Viking coins by melting tin over said fire, and get up close with the tigers...all during a mixture of freezing rain and snow and sleet. It had the stress and intensity of a crazy work week....I had to keep reminding myself this was supposed to be fun and bonding.