I am just coming off Twitter and the thread #teambuilding and I posted up three questions to different threads.
One was about Dragon Boat Racing. Another was about Laser Tag. And the last was about a Murder Mystery. All of these are positioned as "teambuilding events" but I see them as a lot less team BUILDING and a lot more team BONDING.
My questions are simple:
I will be interested to read the comments to my simple questions from the people who posted those tweets. If these things CAN relate to real workplace improvement issues, wonderful. And I trust that the professionals who deliver these programs are able to make that leap recognizable and actionable by the participants.
But I really wonder if they are simply fun kinds of things, and if the Most Senior Managers of those participating organizations will actually see the expense as a worthwhile investment in organizational development and operational effectiveness.
(BTW, this is my first blog within this system, so I am figuring out how this works.)
Apologies for the clunkiness...