Step away from the Lego – why team-building exercises don’t work

Does your heart sink when one of your colleagues mentions the words ‘team-building exercises’? Do you have visions of having to create abstract constructions out of Lego in a crowded room?

Here at Leaders Lab we build a strong case for demonstrating that such activities can be, at best, just a way of having a break from the office with your co-workers, and, at worst, simply damaging for team morale. The exact opposite of what was intended.

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Simon Rose on his Entrepreneur Evening Show on Share Radio last Friday evening on this very topic. Have a listen and let me know your thoughts – and if you would like to read some more in-depth analysis on this issue, take a look at the article I wrote for Top Consultant: