GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. JOHN 15:13
Teams that don’t bond, can’t build. Why? Because they never become a cohesive unit. Why do wounded soldiers strive to rejoin their buddies on the battlefield? Because after you work and live with people, you soon realize that your survival depends on one another. For a team to be successful, the teammates have to know that they will look out for one another. When a team member cares about no one but himself, the whole team suffers. I have found that one of the best ways to get members of a team to care about one another is to get them together outside of a work context in order to build relationships.
Every year in our organization, we plan retreats and other events that put our people together in social settings. And during those times, we also make sure that they spend part of their time with staff members they don’t really know very well. That way they’re not only building relationships, but they’re being prevented from developing cliques.
(Source: John Maxwell)