Would You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse With Only Your Coworkers As Allies?

15 Questions
Would You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse With Only Your Coworkers As Allies?

Don't wait for a nasty virus or mutation to put your teamwork to the test. Find out just how well you and your colleagues work together - or don't.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Basement

    • B. 

      Roof

    • C. 

      Locked office

    • D. 

      Cubicle area

    • E. 

      Cafeteria or break room

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Move past it. You always have to factor in some deadweight on your team, and sometimes it’s more trouble than it’s worth to fight it out.

    • B. 

      Eliminate the person. No time for nonsense.

    • C. 

      Address the issue squarely and give the person a chance to correct the situation.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Yes, always or almost always. I’ll sacrifice my needs for others, even when I shouldn’t.

    • B. 

      In some situations. I do whatever is best collectively for the good of the team and project. Sometimes that means tending to my needs, and sometimes it means catering to theirs.

    • C. 

      Heck, no. Each person needs to pull their own weight.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Fire extinguisher

    • B. 

      Scissors

    • C. 

      Three-hole punch

    • D. 

      Heavy coffee mug

    • E. 

      Lamp

    • F. 

      Phone

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      I’m an open book, and that’s how it should be.

    • B. 

      I like to play my cards close to the vest until I’ve fleshed out my ideas or made significant progress.

    • C. 

      I mostly keep my work to myself. It’s not really their concern.

    • D. 

      I like being in the loop with what’s going on with other people.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      I'm a team player. I pull my own weight and also support others.

    • B. 

      I take charge and get it done.

    • C. 

      I focus on my tasks and let the others worry about theirs.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      This is my nightmare. I’m not comfortable at all without enough information.

    • B. 

      Bring it on. I’m super decisive, even without all the details.

    • C. 

      I’m cautious. I’ll make a decision, but it might take me a while to weigh the pros and cons and figure out which way to go.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      They’re usually calm, cool and collected.

    • B. 

      Drama queens galore.

    • C. 

      They don’t know what to do or are paralyzed with indecision.

    • D. 

      Panic and chaos.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Organized and decisive

    • B. 

      Inspiring

    • C. 

      Chaotic

    • D. 

      Aimless and lost

    • E. 

      Couldn’t manage their way out of a paper bag

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Strangers in the night. I know nothing about their personal lives, and they know nothing about mine.

    • B. 

      We’ve exchanged pleasantries and know a few of the basics about each other.

    • C. 

      I know more about them than they know about me.

    • D. 

      They know more about me than I know about them.

    • E. 

      We know each other fairly well on a personal basis.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Definitely. I wouldn’t even look back to see if they’re behind me.

    • B. 

      Yes, I’m very physically fit.

    • C. 

      Not sure. They look athletic.

    • D. 

      No chance. I only run for cupcakes.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      We mostly work independently.

    • B. 

      We mostly work in small, departmental teams.

    • C. 

      We mostly work in small, cross-functional teams.

    • D. 

      We mostly work in lots of big, cross-functional teams.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Very well. Like peas and carrots!

    • B. 

      Meh. We survive.

    • C. 

      Lots of fighting. Everyone has separate agendas.

    • D. 

      It’s chaos. One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      I’d rather get a root canal.

    • B. 

      I could take it or leave it.

    • C. 

      I like it – most of the time, anyway.

    • D. 

      I love it! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to be part of something bigger.