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Team Building and Change Making

Karl Bimshas wrote a blog entry, Need Help? Be Specific, on team-building and team communication. My experience with team-building mirrors his closely. The activities were generally fun and got us communicating — but I am not sure those exercises left a measurable impact on myself and my colleagues.

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Karl Bimshas wrote a blog entry, Need Help? Be Specific, on team-building and team communication. My experience with team-building mirrors his closely. The activities were generally fun and got us communicating — but I am not sure those exercises left a measurable impact on myself and my colleagues.

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But even if the team-building games did not turn us into high-performance business machines, they had another effect. Team-building events, and off-sites in general, get everyone out of their normal comfort range. They let people do things they normally do not, in a place that they usually do not exist. In such a change of status quo, co-workers can learn new things about one another and gain a new sense of camaraderie — if only by a small amount.

What have your team-building days and offsites been like?

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His work has also been published by Kill Screen, Tom's Guide, Tech Times, MTV Geek, GameSpot, Gamasutra, Laptop Mag, Co.Create, and Co.Labs. Focusing on the creativity and business of gaming, he is always up for a good interview or an intriguing feature.

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