I read an article about the horror of corporate team-building events.
I couldn’t agree more. Done badly, team-building can be dangerous. Some people use it to replace simple good management and leadership skills. Exercises and activities that humiliate and embarrass people have no place in the workplace.
But occasions to bring people together, with good intent and in a spirit of great team work are another thing entirely. And led by a skilled facilitator who aims not to introduce ridiculous games or competitions just for the sake of them, but can build rapport with the group and enable them to share, to debate, to question and to have fun – well they’re worth their weight in gold.