If everyone in a group feels they are sharing in a challenge it can be quite a powerful experience. But there are potential downsides too. If the challenge isn’t really shared but used as an opportunity for some in the group to establish status over others, things can go awry. Likewise, if people feel press-ganged into “having fun” or an activity that is well outside their comfort zone. this can have some fairly unhappy consequences.
In this video, Kay and I talk about how working on difficult conversations can be made into a satisfying group experience and avoiding what I call “fun fascism”.
You can see all the videos in the series here.