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Engineers Just Love Team-Building Exercises

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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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AnandY   12/25/2014 11:26:10 AM
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@Elizabeth M: For that, most workplaces have a floor management team at every block to see what kind of nuisance employees are creating. Of course it makes matters tense, for example I know of a friend of mine who complained that a co-worker used to belittle her with sexual assaults in the workplace, and after that the girl had been getting death threats from the co-worker. Things can get real ugly real quick.

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AnandY   12/25/2014 11:23:13 AM
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@pubudu: Nicely said. A fun guy to be working with means you can open upto him/her about the politics around you and ask for advice. Moreover a cool boss just makes office going a lot fun. Engineers would make amazing bosses if management does not obstruct his/her way of working.

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AnandY   12/25/2014 11:20:59 AM
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@Nancy: That is what it accomplishes. It brings new ideas to the table and also lightens up the mood. Software and Systems engineers are known to be serious lads, but they need to the staffed with the design engineers because then the software genius can tell the designers what kind of design makes his job easier. Its a lot of fun.

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Nancy Golden   12/23/2014 11:24:34 PM
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Most engineers I know would roll their eyes at the thought of "team building" exercises and mumble, "I hope I can escape the dog and pony show." However, on the few occasions the company I worked for attempted an all company exercise - they split people up into teams from different departments and it was actually a lot of fun as everyone brought a different perspective to the table and got to know each other a bit better outside of the typical view in which they perceived each other - which in many cases improved how they worked together in the future.

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Pubudu   12/23/2014 12:37:52 PM
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Working in a good team under a good leader is not just working, it is actually a fun. There won't be a anything like sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior in the workplace for sure. 

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Pubudu   12/23/2014 12:32:50 PM
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Elizabeth it is impossible to work alone in the work please even for the well qualified engineers. So I do believe that the team building activity is a essential in a work please in order to have a maximum output from a team. 

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Elizabeth M   12/23/2014 10:44:23 AM
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Actually, when I think back to working corporate jobs, I remember more not team-building exercises but helpful HR videos about things like sexual harrassment and other inappropriate behavior in the workplace. While they were meant to be helpful and address important and valid topics, they were usually really outdated and comically exaggerated, showing scenarios that would rarely, if ever, happen.

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Elizabeth M   12/23/2014 9:28:31 AM
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Well, I'm not an engineer but I never really enjoyed team building exercises much either. I just wanted to write my stories and stay at my desk (or hang out only with the other friends I had in the office whose company I enjoyed and definitely not with the sales or marketing teams!). But I'm sure engineers can totally relate to this!

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