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What tricks are there for team-building?

Effective teams are critical to business success. Most managers get their results in teams and most people serve on more than one team.

But most team-building exercises and "tricks" are pretty much nonsense. Think about it. Would you take a basketball team and send them off rock climbing to improve their game? Would you have them cook a meal together? Fall backwards into the arms of teammates?

That's what many team-building programs do. They're fun. But they don't build teams because they don't concentrate on the work the team will have to do together. Great teams don't grow from "team-building." They grow from working together. They may bring on a consultant to help them, they may get coaching, but the way to build teams is to have them work together and learn from the experience.

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