Bongos in the boardroom: Companies go to extremes to foster teamwork
By Michael P. Regan / AP Business Writer
Corporations are turning to quirky team-building exercises -- scavenger hunts, rafting, playing percussion instruments -- as a way of preventing workplace malaise and retaining employees. What's your opinion?
Arthur Hull calls it the “sneak attack.”
A company tells employees to gather in a conference room under the guise they’ll hear a lecture from an expert in their industry. When they arrive, they find “this guy who’s got a funny hat and vest” and that they’ll spend the next hour or two banging on drums and shaking maracas.
“I can see the hairs go up on the back of their necks. ... ’We’ve been captured!”’ said Hull, a professional drum-circle facilitator from California. click for more