Mission For Today: Have Some Fun

December 21, 2012


Video Games At Work

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Mission for today: have some fun at work

Teams that play together, stay together.  Whether it is Halloween, the last business day before the Christmas break, or a random Thursday afternoon why not have a little fun once in awhile?

Some simple things you can do:

  • Play cards
  • Play board games
  • Play video games – either console or online
  • Bring in a DVD and watch a movie together (and make some popcorn)
  • Create something together
  • If your office has any recreational facilities… use them – as a team!

The most successful team event I have held was a team potluck lunch, followed by an afternoon of playing games. One person brought in Werewolf. Another team brought in Rock Band.  Another team played online. Of course, I work in video game development, so games are a big part of everyone’s lives. Still, that afternoon was inexpensive, low-key, simple to organize and was so popular that the team asked to do the same thing the next year.

Feb 14, 2013 Update: Some members of my team decided to contribute to the Harlem Shake trend on YouTube and got together to produce this video. Just simply awesome fun!


When you have completed your mission, please share the results in the comments. What did you do? Did you have fun?

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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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