Team Building – Top 10 Reasons Why People Avoid It

When the words “team building” come up, many people have a wide range of emotions. They range from utter dread to a feeling of darkness only rivaled by the depths of the Marianas Trench. Team building events are a common activity in any company, so it is not an issue of unfamiliarity.

In addition, if participants in a team building activity are not engaged or excited, it is likely this sense of dread will prevail. Thus, we must break the cycle. So we set out to understand the lack of enthusiasm for team building when we designed our future tech escape rooms. Below is what we found. We are presenting it in the universally accepted and scientific medium of gifs.

Wrestler holds up the number 10.
We have 10 reasons for you.

1. Team building is boring

Uninterested dog involved in a one way game of fetch with a blue frisbee.
Nope. Just nope.

2. Meyers Briggs

Man gets anxious and feels his face melting off after he hears about the Meyers Briggs test.
Ok. I get it. I’m an introvert!

3. Lame Ice Breakers

Woman expressing her lack of time to engage in lame company ice-breakers.
Icebreakers? How old are we?

4. Everyone ends up sitting on the chair the whole time.

Bored cat sitting on chair and not engaging with other cat.
Hey. Wayd?

5. Activity has no direct application to the team or company.

Horse race with odd horses and riders to show how team building events usually are not useful since they do not relate to real life & work.
This all makes sense.

6. The team is so awesome that there cannot be any possible room for improvement.

Power Rangers looking cool and posing to show how a highly effective team organizes for a nostalgic 80s TV show.
If we’re good, we’ll get Zords too, right?

7. The team is so terrible that there cannot be any possible room for improvement.

Trust fall gone terribly wrong.
Wait for the drop.

8. Someone always ends up hogging all the fun.

Adventurer running through dungeons and killing creeps while a teammate hangs back and loots treasures.
Hey can do you mind slowing down a bit? Busy looting back here.

9. Activities are not challenging.

Morgan Freeman about to take on the most challenging situation in his career yet...
The tension is palpable.

10. Never heard of Reason’s future technology escape rooms.

Puzzles Jon Snow looks to his iPhone as he first discovers Reason's team building offerings.
You know nothing, Jon Snow,

Book Your Team Building Event at Reason Today, and you can be as awesome as Godzilla riding an ATV.

Godzilla having a great time driving a ATV across the desert catching some air time.
Out of my way you warm-blooded primates!

OK, maybe not as cool as Godzilla off-roading, but you can come close. Bonus points if you arrive at Reason with a Godzilla costume.

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