Team bonding

This blog post is 6 days late. It all started when I got sick, fell behind, and I’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 another 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:

  1. What’s your passion?
  2. Describe your home life
  3. Describe your family life
  4. 3 personal values
  5. Most proud accomplishment
  6. 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:

  1. Your personal headline at the end of the year
  2. 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.