I hate the way modern workplaces make you beg for feedback. Something about the forcing of humanity into little boxes and vague sentiments really gets my goat.
So, this year, I added an extra question to my validation-seeking questionnaire. As well as asking how I did this year, what I could do better, where we can work together in the future etc etc blah blah - I added a little bonus. A multiple choice question from the Voight-Kampff test.
And, to my delight, my colleagues answered!
What does this say about my colleagues? Only that they're all good sports and I'm almost certain fewer than three of them are replicants. Which is pretty good for a modern workplace.
OK, there's a semi-serious side to this. Work can be a little dull and dehumanising. We're more than just robots clicking next on little boxes. I think it is important to pepper life with small interludes of silliness and joy. Even if, sometimes, you're the only one laughing.