The director of my department thought we should spread some holiday cheer around the office. He wanted us to walk around and sing Carols. He said it was a great bonding exercise. Apparently our singing would lift up the spirits of other departments. They would join in and before you know the entire company is singing together.
He was relentless. One day we came in to sheet music on our desk. We were told to memorize six songs by a certain date. He even suggested we practice in the conference room after work.
No one wanted to do it. Eventually another director explained that walking around the office singing while people were trying to work wasn't a good idea. Especially considering 80% of our employees are always on the phone with a vendor, customer, law office or local branch.
Imagine talking to a customer then 20 people walk up behind you singing O Christmas Tree of key.