07 Feb '12, 5am

Office team-building exercises embarrassing, time-wasting, more harmful than good: Survey

LONDON - Office "team-building'" exercises only succeed in leaving staff feeling more awkward about dealing with their colleagues, according to a survey. The survey carried out by Vodafone UK and YouGov suggests workers feel that some organised team-building activities can be a waste of time, and at worst, are embarrassing. Workers would much prefer being able to communicate with each other better at work rather than being forced to build rapport with their co-workers by sharing adrenaline experiences or performing "trust" exercises The research among more than 1,000 British employees with colleagues uncovered some excruciating examples of awkward and silly team-building activities, including enduring bikini-clad "bed baths" and massages from colleagues, holding lingerie parties, and eating crickets as part of a "bush tucker trial" style event. While 66 per cent of workers...

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