It’s just over a year since we looked at stupid team building. I saw a tweet that inspired me to write this. It read:
“This sounds like the best team building activity EVER…. Blindfold Land Rover Driving!”
I clicked on the link with great anticipation and this is what I found:
Blindfolded Driving Land Rover
I immediately realized that this activity should definitely be added to my stupid team building list. I am definitely not seeing the benefits of this and I don’t know how any company can cost justify spending money on this. I suppose a cost effective option would be to do this using bicycles but it would not make the idea any less ridiculous and it certainly would not transform it into real “team building”.
So I started brainstorming to come up with even more really stupid ideas for team building and I thought “How about….”
Blindfolded Show Jumping
Just for fun I did a Youtube search and here is what I came up with. I guess if you can imagine something, there is someone out there who has been stupid enough to try it. The blindfolded footage is in in part 2.
Let’s see how long it takes before this is marketed as team building.
Running on Water
Then I remembered stumbling across this video of shoes for walking on water. Now frankly, from the video, it doesn’t look like they really work but let’s see how long it takes for someone to go to market with this as a team building option. My only question is “Why?”.
Man, are people really that bored?
Gymnastics on a Cliff
Just when I thought I had seen it all, I stumbled across this really stupid idea. This is just plain crazy. Be sure to watch it until the very end. It doesn’t end well. I hope no one is stupid enough to try this for team building.
Base Jumping Re-visited
In case anyone STILL thinks base jumping would be cool to try for corporate team building, take a look at this. His parachute never opened.
For more stupid ideas for team building also check out
- The Height of Stupidity in Team Building
- Companies Still Substituting Extreme Activites for Real Team Building
Photo Credit: louiscrusoe (Flickr)
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