I thought I’d share with you a little secret to Total Monkery productivity. It’s called the Mockery and Contempt Model.
In summary: no idea shall be posited to the group without receiving mockery or a your-face joke. If you haven’t received mockery or a your-face joke, then you’ve been far too quiet today. And if you do something stupid, there will be no words of comfort, only giggling and/or: “Ah right. Do you know what I think you should do? Probably not that.”
It’s a controversial technique, probably only effective in teams where everyone is actually related in some way, or at least like each other very, very much.
A sub-section of the TM Mockery and Contempt Technique is the Wall of Dumb:
Interestingly enough, since we compiled the first three entries, very few dumb mistakes seem to have happened… or at least, been confessed to.
In all seriousness, though, the Wall of Dumb is actually making a point: everyone in the office is represented, and mockery is doled out on a fairly equal basis, although Richard as Chief Sarcastic Git might get off lightly sometimes…
Cookies if you guess whose entry on the wall is whose!