What would happen if the zombie apocalypse occurred while you were at work and you were stuck with 3 coworkers to survive and possibly find a livable future for the world?
My coworkers and I started a game of this awhile back and it amazed me how it forced us to focus on the strengths of everyone in our office in order to pick our individual teams. The breakdowns were amazing as some people even chose one person to be possible zombie bait in case the camp got overrun. Some chose the office hawte (in case they needed to repopulate the earth) and quite a few picked people who they knew hunted, fished, or loved the great outdoors in general.
The interesting part about this exercise was that all of us remembered who it was we picked for our teams and why, even months down the line. It revealed a bit of who certain people valued as an asset in a crisis situation and it unfortunately shone a light on who they viewed as worthless.
When I chose my team I tried to think of the situations in the past where things were in chaos and who managed to keep a cool head at the time. I factored in those who were not afraid to speak up with ideas whenever solutions were needed, and those who were willing to take the bull by the horns.
I’m not sure if my office team would survive the undead hell, but I knew for damn sure that we’d have each other’s backs and make decisions quickly and effectively.
On AMC’s The Walking Dead we are shown a group of people from different walks of life trying to fit into new roles in a world gone to hell. Old lawyers picked up samurai swords and became born-again warriors; preachers become death-dealers; housewives become leaders. If you were made to be in that situation with a choice of personalities, who do you really think you could survive with?
It’s Not The Zombies That Get You… It’s The People
If we have learned anything from zombie movies, it is always about how people deal with people in the apocalypse. Zombies are the last line of worry… always. So do you think it’s an easy answer based on who makes up your 4-person survival squad?
Would a team of well-rounded masters like Bear Grylls, Chef Robert Irvine, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and Ken Shamrock make it because they cover all angles of survival? Or would a team of people who have always worked together, care about each other, and are willing to go the extra mile for one another do better?
Try a game of Office Zombie Apocalypse with your co-workers and see what comes of it! You’d be surprised at the combinations that you all come up with.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.