Friday, January 12, 2007

Why We Hate Off-sites - 3

Climbing the walls

“Trust fall? You betcha. I trust that you're about to fall.”

An employee of a management consultancy dangled her higher-ranking colleague over the edge of a 25-foot-tall climbing wall. "I don't want you bothering me anymore," she told the man she held by the wrists. "And I'm not gonna pull you up unless you promise to leave me alone." Fortunately for the company that brought her and about 200 co-workers to the forest for a day of bonding, the male colleague did indeed promise to leave her alone. She even got a promotion a few months later - but the company hasn't scheduled another retreat since.

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