Employers and employees alike often ask themselves whether corporate team-building is just a waste of time.

When done right, however, team-building activities build trust among employees, ease existing conflicts and increase collaboration and communication. In short, team-building can forge a strong sense of camaraderie in the workplace — and who doesn’t want that?

For some companies, Friday happy hours and communal lunches are the extent of team-building activities. While these activities help employees get to know colleagues a little better, they don’t actually do much to improve teamwork within the workplace Read more…

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4 exciting alternatives to corporate happy hour