Even though team building cannot be a once-a-year event, it's still possible to have some fun with your teams. If you've laid the foundation for a true organizational team structure, applying it to the dynamics of your group outside of day-to-day work can be a logical extension.
Don't insist upon participation in team activities outside the office. If several team members participate, that will be fine. The key is not to make this out-of-the-office team effort feel forced or allow it to become a burden to those who are too busy or not inclined to join.
Cliché sports analogies aside, sports provide a model of teamwork that cannot be denied. The trust and communication players must have to maintain ...