As part of our global architecture status meeting, we have been taking 10-15 mins out of the agenda to share some of our non-work interests. Our team is geographically distributed, so not many of us have never met face to face. This is a great way for us to build rapport and improve our working relationships.
So far we’ve had some very quirky and interesting topics:
- Indian weddings
- Building a space elevator
- Community engagement outside work (being a local politician)
- RC helicopters
- The “Cinco de Mayo” festival
- Lacrosse – the oldest N American sport.
- and me on Rugby Union
Here’s the slide deck that I used to explain Rugby Union to the uninitiated –> Rugby Explained (External)
Why not try something similar in your next team meeting? It’s surprising how it can break up a regular monotonous status session.