I know others feel the same, but when I mentioned this, the rest of the team took it as an affront. I don't want to be the staff sceptic, but nor do I want to participate in more of these uncomfortably personal experiences. What do I do?
A. I understand your discomfort and can readily sympathise. But on the assumption that you enjoy your work, and in all other respects find the company congenial, you must find a way to lessen your unease. My guess is that this corporate commitment to soul-baring and self-awareness will soon lose its initial fervour. Few firms sustain such an attitude into maturity.
So try to strike a balance between blind compliance and openly hostile cynicism. Do everything you can to ride along with these events, taking them in politely, almost as a game you can dispassionately enjoy. Give away as little of yourself as you can get away with. Succeed in this, and you'll find it a great deal easier not to sound like an intransigent bolshie. Time should do the rest.
Jeremy Bullmore has been creative director and chairman of J Walter Thompson London and a non-executive director of the both Guardian Media Group and WPP.
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