We seem more divided today than ever before. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I reflect on my years living in South Africa right after the end of apartheid for hope that we can get to better.
Team building gets a bad rap, and often for good reason. Memories of embarrassing group activities (think trust fall) or ones requiring zero effort (yet another mandatory happy hour) have caused employees to pass team building off as a waste of time. But, when done well, team building is an accelerator for business success.