CHAPTER 8

Team Building, Teams & Committees

Where people aren’t having fun, they seldom produce good work.—DAVID OGILVY

Another fun and valuable social activity at work is team-building activity, which helps to build rapport among team members or across the organization, making it easier to communicate, collaborate, and get work done. It also helps to create an organization that has greater loyalty, a greater ability for employees to move within the organization, and increased employee retention.

Queens University of Charlotte found about 75 percent of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as “very important,” yet only 18 percent of employees get evaluated on those elements in their performance reviews. They also found that 39 percent ...

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