I wonder just how many of us have, at one time or another, resorted to playing the odd game of ‘Would you rather?’ in an attempt to kill some time? I know that we’ve played it on numerous occasions (whilst stuck in traffic or seated at a restaurant, waiting for our food to arrive) and it always fascinates me to see just how much of a quandary can be sparked by a handful of seemingly innocuous choices.
Rather quickly, a picture begins to emerge as to the personality traits and priorities of each player and the rationale behind some of the decisions (in our household at least) has been nothing short of hilarious at times.
And so, in deference to that tension dispersing, mood enhancing, sanity saving family rescue tool, here are my (somewhat irreverent) thoughts as to what the workplace equivalent might look like:
‘Would you rather’ by Gaynor Hall
Would you rather wear a tutu or a wetsuit to the office?
Or carefully don a crisp white veil and pretend to be a novice?
Would you rather commute by bicycle, by skateboard or on foot?
Or travel along the floo networks of Rowling’s wizarding books?
Would you rather clean the staffroom fridge, or fix the photocopier?
Neither one sounds tempting, but with which would you be happier?
Would you rather get a pay rise, or a boost in annual leave?
Or maybe just an amnesty on the 100+ emails received?
Would you rather date your manager, or perhaps the boss’s son?
Exactly how far would you go to get that promotion won?
Would you rather have an argument, or staunchly bite your tongue?
Is hot-headedness in the workplace just the dominion of the young?
Would you rather court the limelight, or support from behind the scenes?
How important is it to you that you get to chase your dreams?
Would you rather be a leader, or perhaps a keen foot soldier?
Do you value your family time much more, now you’re getting older?
Would you rather inspire fear, or try to keep an open door?
Does it make good sense to perpetuate the misery of before?
Would you rather leave behind you a sense of loss, or of relief?
Or perhaps, like me, you’d rather be known for humour and mischief!