This is definitely not a relaxing break as the employees find themselves in constant competition, facing day-long challenges which under any circumstances would be pleasurable, but under this sort of intense pressure become hellish tasks. Whether it's cooking a meal for the group, organising a day trip or teaching the group a skill like surfing or jet skiing, the eager employees must bend over backwards to make it a success. But will that get them the job?
The competitors really want the promotion. They may be law trainees angling for a partnership at a prestigious law firm. They may be 30-something IT professionals, all in line for the same junior executive position. They use every dirty tactic, false smile, short skirt and blokey joke in their armoury, every trick in the book to get what they want.
Which competitor can make a good impression with The Boss whilst retaining the goodwill of competing colleagues?
Can the losers come through without doing terminal damage to their careers or will a break with the boss be a break with the firm?