This blog post is 6 days late. It all started when I got sick, fell behind, and Iâ€™ve been playing catch up ever since. Some of these catch up blog posts are relevant to the day. Others are just random musings.
Yesterday we went to wine country as a product team, and it was fantastic!
We’ve lost a few folks, and we’re adding one new person (and hopefully anotherÂ new person soon). We needed to reset the team, get to know each other, and start over. I asked Nicki Dexter for some activities to do, and they were awesome.
First – We made crests for ourselves that answered 6 questions:
- What’s your passion?
- Describe your home life
- Describe your family life
- 3 personal values
- Most proud accomplishment
- Most annoying habit
The answers were fantastic, and I really learned a lot about everyone as a result.
We then drank, ate, drank, drank, played horse shoes, and drank some more.
After that we headed back (driven by Faysal, our Turkish driver). We did two more activities:
- Your personal headline at the end of the year
- Your three values for the Product team
Again, great answers, a lot of overlap, but also some room for each of us to learn and be inspired from each other. It was a really great outing… the beginning of a really great team.