the 10 most horrifying team-building exercises by Alison Green on July 6, 2012 Last week’s post about team-building exercises produced some hilarious and horrifying stories. I’ve featured the 10 most horrifying over at the Intuit QuickBase blog today — including “the temple of the dolphin,” bathroom deprivation, having to take a bath with your managers (!), and other terrifying tales. I also talk about some ways that you can avoid holding a team-building event that people will dread: * Don’t choose activities that might violate people’s dignity, privacy, or personal space. Something you might enjoy with close friends isn’t always appropriate for the workplace. * Realize that what’s fun for some people is often miserable for others. This especially includes athletic activities and public performances. * Ask yourself whether the activity really relates to the work people are there to do. * If the team-building is meant to fix a communication or morale problem, it’s probably not the right solution. Those issues require management to step in and take action. You can read the whole column here. You may also like:I’m being penalized for not participating in monthly athletic events at workmy office is going overboard on team-building activitiesare mandatory happy hours just part of working in an office?