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What is Team Building ?

Team Building is an assortment of activities that increase cohesion in a group or enterprise. Participants create new bonds and skills, in a fun, practical way.

Many exercices stimulate action, imagination and observation, letting also participants to know each other better. Techniques are used to increase everyone’s potential and leadership. The team is in better shape to evaluate its strength, improve their weaknesses and be more productive.

Where does “team building” come from?

It all started in 1920, with Elton Mayo, who was conducting studies with the Western Electric employees in Chicago. Mayo and his team noticed that employees who felt united together and attached to the enterprise’s goals made them more productive. Since then, team building became more and more popular.

Source : Hébert, Claudine . Affaires PLUS . 01-06-2009

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