An article recently published by Harvard Management Publishing looked at team building in economically uncertain times and concluded that “it’s in times like these that team building activities are most needed.”
Pat Olsen, in the Harvard Management Update, writes that: “Chances are, anyone who has worked for a corporation has suffered through at least one irrelevant or embarrassing team building exercise. But team building activities aren’t limited to trust falls and paint ball. Used wisely, they can improve morale, foster cohesiveness, increase motivation, and focus a team on a problem. The best ones also give employees insight about their organization.”
Read the Harvard Management Update article in full.