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Engineers Just Love Team-Building Exercises

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Greg M. Jung   12/27/2014 3:54:26 PM
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Good point Nancy on engineers enjoying the excerises when they are mandatory and once they begin.  I think many engineers (myself included) sometimes get caught up becoming comfortable in a routine and don't like the novelty of new team-building exercises.  However, many start to get into the 'flow' of it once the exercises begin and actually enjoy this new experience.

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Nancy Golden   12/27/2014 1:45:11 PM
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 These excercises are enjoyed by people who are very social and love to and enjoy to interact

Debera - I think you made a very valid observation regarding those who enjoy team-building exercises. I noticed that the same people who don't care for them are the same ones that don't care for ice-breakers. The stereotypical engineer is definitely not a social butterfly and doesn't seek these types of opportunities but often they enjoy the exercises anyway when they are mandatory.

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Debera Harward   12/27/2014 1:46:40 AM
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Elizebeth team building exercises are not just for engineers different organization arrange such sort of exercises or training for different departments to increase understanding and coordination . And as you said that you never enjoyed such exercices so i can totally understan your point of view . These excercises are enjoyed by people who are very social and love to and enjoy to interact

 

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Debera Harward   12/27/2014 1:38:29 AM
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Exactly Elizebeth it helps people to work with more ease and comfort developing a friendly enviornment . These excersices helps to increase communication and helps employees to know each other which enables them to work without any difficulty.

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Debera Harward   12/27/2014 1:27:18 AM
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Thanks Rob for sharing such an interesting video . No doubt team building exercises are very important and helpfull because hit helps to add different flavours to the table and improves coordination among different teams which enables employees to work with more peace and understanding

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bobjengr   12/26/2014 7:33:23 PM
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Rob-Excellent topic.  Several of the most beneficial and successful team building experiences I have had were during my years in the military.  There was a stated objective given to each team and each team had a different objective.  During the summary briefing, the overall objective was presented thereby indicating what elements each team brought into play. Success or failure of the mission depended upon completion of tasks from all teams.  This is certainly different than the corporate world but it definitely worked.  Corporate team building is not all that bad but like everything else, it has to have rigorous planning.  Each team should be cross-functional with differing disciplines involved.  Like in the military, a definite and stated objective must be presented day one.  Pass/fail is judged relative to the stated objective.  No in-between allowed.  No medals for second place.  Good enough is never good enough.  

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Elizabeth M   12/26/2014 8:54:22 AM
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That situation sounds terrible, AnandY and certainly in that case, let's hope HR or someone at the company is aware of the situation and can do something. That is a potentially dangerous situation. I know these things do sometimes exist in the extreme and it's good to be made aware of them, I just found in my experience some of the ways management tried to inform people of these situations was comical. But when there is harrassment it is not funny at all and should be taken very, very seriously, of course.

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Elizabeth M   12/26/2014 8:52:30 AM
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Team building exercises certainly have their purpose, it seems, Nancy, that's true. I think while people may be loathe to participate in them, they do give people in companies who otherwise may never interact a chance to meet and see the value the other person provides the company, and give people a better understanding of the different roles and functions people perform. This also hopefully creates a friendlier work environment.

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Daniyal_Ali   12/26/2014 8:20:37 AM
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Thanks for sharing Rob. This video shows the importance of each member of the firm. Everyone has a role to play to make the product successful; it's not a one man's job. And as far as team building exercises are concerned, i love them as i always learn something new and exciting from them, and even if someone doesn't like them, they need it to work in the organization.

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Pubudu   12/25/2014 12:08:07 PM
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AnandY when it comes to the corporate always there is a professional way of doing things. I do believe that the professionalism is a essential thing a office in order to have a better reputation in the industry. 

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