My work and play has included being on teams for university and nonprofit website development, Montessori education, communication strategy, fundraising for charitable causes, literary pursuits . . . and Calvinball!
I'm always up for good ice-breakers and get-to-know-you activities. I enjoy doing art together, such as Drawing Fun, and inventing creative writing collaborations. And I love the many activities people have created to help us appreciate our diversity. Service projects, I've found, build our teams as well as warm our hearts.
I prefer non-competitive games - for instance, I have a great time with the Teampedia activity Song Battle, but without score-keeping. (I do make exceptions, such as for a rowdy Pictionary session, or Chinese Checkers, when I'm winning.)
The "de-briefing" component of Teampedia activities seems especially valuable to me - I like taking time to be mindful about what an activity can teach us about living and working together better.
- Jana Z | email@example.com