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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
When Dimple Met Rishi
Sandhya Menon
Progress: 273/378 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Please, no more team building

So there was this team building exercise at work. Everybody got an envelope with a slip of paper in it, and everybody was matched up with a random partner (sort of). Then person "A" in the team had to open their envelope and speak to person "B" for 2-3 minutes about their views on the topic listed on their slip of paper. The topics were described as "things people usually have strong opinions for or against." "B" had to listen without saying a word or indicating that they were judging what "A" was saying in any way. Then "B" had a minute to say "A"'s views back to them in as nonjudgmental a way as possible. After that, "A" and "B" switched roles with whatever topic was in "B"'s envelope.


All I can say is, I'm thankful that my partner and I had "eh, it depends" views on our topics. Even so, I'm glad that this "team building" stuff is not a regular thing for us. I'm not sure I could take the suspense of wondering what each exercise might bring.