We are not amused: The tyranny of forced fun at work

Companies are setting aside work time for leisure, with required employee participation, in the name of team-building.

Alina Dizik, the BBC

[Veronique James, chief executive of The James Agency, a Scottsdale, Ariz., ad firm] budgets $20,000 per year for events, which are considered part of employee benefits for tax purposes. The 30-person team has gone indoor skydiving, taken a ballroom dancing class and gone through an afternoon of trapeze training together.

Sounds awful.

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