I have written about this and reflected upon this is prior posts.
Team Building Torture
Corporate Team Building Failure
Ropes Courses - Rethink the Standards
Team Building Facilitator - Not all are created equal
Corporeal Punishment and Team Building
Team Building and Recreation are different.
Great post from Corporate Team Building"Why Companies are Cutting Team Building
- too much focus on activities of questionable value- not enough focus on results.
- too little tie-in to the business
- no attempt to measure return on investment"
-Michael Cardus is the founder of Create-Learning-Team Building, an experiential based training and development consulting organization, as well as a blogger for TeamBuilding NY. Mike specializes in team development and leadership development consulting and training, creating team-building programs that retain talented staff members, increase production and effectiveness of your team. He lives in Buffalo, NY, and travels to you to serve your team-building and leadership training needs, wherever and whenever fits your schedule.