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3 Team-Building Activities That Can Build Trust When trust is on the line, these adventures can help strengthen your team in new ways.

By Margaret Littman

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Ropes courses. Trust falls. There are all sorts of contrived methods to help you build trust among members of your team. Some have been dismissed as unnecessary at best and detrimental (and expensive) at worst.

But experts say there can be value in an organizational getaway.

"The right retreat has a strategic purpose that helps relationships get stronger and helps people use their brains in a new way," says Merianne Liteman, co-author of Retreats That Work: Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites. But the retreat needs to be part of an overall effort. "It is a mistake to assume you can go away for a couple of days and build trust," she says.

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