I got a note from a reader pointing me to this Bschool blog post: 10 Incredible Team-Building Trips You Wish Your Company Would Do. Of course, these examples are so notable precisely because they’re so far outside our normal experience.
Actually, I’m not a great fan of doing outrageous things that often. In my view, parties and events should be proportional to the impact of what’s being celebrated. I would imagine that there might have been a pretty outrageous party after NASA landed the first man on the moon.
But I wouldn’t think it would be good to have outrageous parties for relatively normal events. With that mentality, you end up with an over-the-top culture like Enron or AIG.
So here’s today’s thought to consider: Celebration is good, whether it’s work-related or personal. What would be proportional to the emotional impact you’d like it to have?
Perhaps that’s an interesting thought as we consider what to do for our sweethearts for Valentine’s day!