No, this doesn't have to do with the record beating 69 hotdogs being consumed in the US. Rather, I volunteered as the Master of Ceremonies for the 'Hot Dog Eating Contest' at Westfield Mount Druitt for their Give Ability Day (for Lifestart Nepean) as they needed someone who could improvise in a sports-commentator way. You should have seen how the contestants ate all those hotdogs...! They had different strategies and I was thinking how that reflected each of their personalities and how they tackle life, just like playing any game shows one's true personality once they get into it.
These were the personality tactics I observed:
Now, I don't suggest having such a contest to better understand your colleagues' or staff's true personalities to better work with and get the best from them. Not unless you want to clean up the potential mess.
But I do think that having them play a few improv games in lieu of the mandatory (come on, we all know it's mandatory if only just for appearance sake) 'Friday drinks' or Excel lesson will benefit them and the business, because great management is about people management isn't it?
Better understanding, better teamwork, better output, better deliverables.
So, who won? The Stuffer did, but if the competition was longer or more hotdogs had to be consumed, then they probably wouldn't have won.