As a way of enhancing their knowledge and skills, NineStack holds Share-It sessions every month. Through these sessions, the team learns something new which can then be utilized in the projects they work on. However, there are times when things get monotonous and the team tries to do something new. Which is how their last Share-It session came to be in the form of a debate.
It was a joint decision to hold a team building activity for the session instead of a regular knowledge sharing one. Everyone in the team was invited to give ideas for the topic that would be discussed. Once everyone shared their ideas, the team members in charge of the debate invited the rest to participate in an online poll to choose the topic to be debated on.
After some deliberation, the team chose the topic ‘Is Advancing Technology Making Us Less Human?’ On the day of the debate, they divided themselves into two teams and began the discussion. There was a list of points that they made, with each team speaking on each point for a minute, followed by a rebuttal from the other team for another minute. It was a lively exchange with things getting heated in regards to some of the points they discussed. Both teams also had a good laugh as some of the points debated were hilarious. At the end of the debate, the verdict was split in half with an equal number of people on each side being for or against the topic discussed.
Since the NineStack team works with different technologies everyday, they decided that a change of scene from their everyday routine was in order. Additionally, it would also give each one a chance to share their opinions on something that affects everyone in their daily life.
The NineStack team is very united at work as well as outside of it, and they regularly organize Share-It sessions along with other social activities as a group. In doing so, not only has the team become good friends but they work well together on all company projects. They plan on holding more debates and discussions for future sessions just to break the monotony of the usual technical Share-It sessions.