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5 reasons to love team-building

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If you are one of those people who thinks team-building activities are lame, think again. Here are five reasons why you should want to participate:

1. Build trust. Engaging in activities as a team forces you to break down barriers and rely on one another to complete various challenges. That will come in handy when the going gets tough.

2. Improve communication. When you are working through problems, you have to communicate effectively. Honing that ability to listen and speak clearly is key to preventing conflict.

3. Promote creativity. You break up your routine and use different parts of your mind—and body—and that will get your creative juices flowing.

4. Have some fun. If you change your mindset, you might actually enjoy yourself. Additionally, you’ll strengthen your workplace relationships, and that just makes life better for everyone.

5. Appease your boss. When you actively participate and have a good time, your boss notices. Being seen as engaged, enthusiastic and a team player bodes well for your career.

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