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Team activities at work

idisrsly

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Does your work have team buildings and team activities, be it monthly or quarterly or yearly? Do you enjoy taking part in these activities? Are you always keen to participate in team buildings?

Personally I hate team activities and having to take part in something forced on me. I try to avoid such events as much as possible, but they are usually compulsory. A company I worked for many years ago used to have a function one night every month that was a compulsory affair. It involved lots of drinking and eating and late night partying, which sounded great to me many years ago. That experience kind of ruined team events for me though. I understand a company's need to do team buildings and assist with building work relationships between employees, but personally I just want to keep my head down and get the work done. I could go without the activities.

How about you?
 

Doc

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Does your work have team buildings and team activities, be it monthly or quarterly or yearly? Do you enjoy taking part in these activities? Are you always keen to participate in team buildings?
Mine employer would buy pizza for the employees if our numbers were good. They also did a cookout every once and a while outside of work and a picnic once a year. I participated in the activities at work but I never went to the picnic outside of work. I like to keep my personal and work lives separate and that blurs the lines too much for me.
 

Konshentz

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Thankfully my boss hates group activities as much as I do. We're rarely all together. Although she's done the same thing as Steve's boss, buying pizza or Chinese food if we've actually done something right. Haha.
 

idisrsly

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I like to keep my personal and work lives separate and that blurs the lines too much for me.
That's exactly how I am as well. The thing about night time events and drinking is that I tend to lose respect for co-workers and especially managers when I see them acting stupid drunk and showing up late for work, hungover, the next day. I understand people need to have fun and there is fun to be had with work people, but it just crosses a line for me as well. I am ok to see my manager as a professional who doesn't act like a fool.
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
We have company parties or team nights out, but never any activities as such.
I don't really enjoy socialising with colleagues, but I also don't like to be a let down. I definitely don't attend everything, but if my work friends are going I'll make the effort.
 

Vidic15

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I have made friends at work and we occasionally hangout together, go out and have a drink and just unwind after a long week at work.
 

idisrsly

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I have made friends at work and we occasionally hangout together, go out and have a drink and just unwind after a long week at work.
I wouldn't call drinking with work friends after work a team activity. :lol: But I'm starting to see why Melbourne is the best city to live in.
 

Vidic15

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I wouldn't call drinking with work friends after work a team activity. :lol: But I'm starting to see why Melbourne is the best city to live in.
It's just what we consider a team bonding activity!

Why is that though?
 
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