This was no time for play.
This was no time for fun.
This was no time for games.
There was work to be done.
— From Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back”
Is your team feeling a bit like Sallie and her brother shoveling mountains of snow with no end in sight? Maybe so. Are they chugging along? That’s good.
Maybe the team needs to get to know one another better. Maybe an issue arose that needs to be highlighted and resolved in a clever manner. You may say ‘ok’ but what do you do? Be the Cat! But, instead of unleashing “Little Cats A-Z,” you should pull out a timely and appropriate team building activity.