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When I think of morale building, I think of sitting in an office at the job with my teammates and manager in tow as we attempt to all appear to be engrossed in some “not so interesting” sort of game that effectively leads to us scurrying off to our corners just as soon as the meeting is over. Wfff … that was a lot to get out!
But how about a team building exercise that revolves around a plane crash and being drowned? Okay before you stop reading, I should explain a bit further. Yes it is a team building exercise however it’s regarding a simulated plane crash in a controlled environment. I mentioned this article to a friend and his immediate response was “heck no”. Simulated or not he was not intrigued. Well as you will see if you read the article, this is definitely not an exercise for the fate at heart, and it is expected to run over $900 per person to partake in such an exercise. I can tell you as I thought before reading it, morale and team building exercises such as this one is generally geared towards the individual who works in very stressful high paced jobs.
Those who work in administration type work may not see the point of evoking danger just to pull the team together. Would your opinion change of that coworker whom you secretly despise if you were in a simulated life or death situation with them? If I’m honest, I’m not sure if my feelings would change however for those who are thrill seekers, who work high demanding jobs, this might be the morale activity for you.