Friendly fire happens in business too. Someone on your team throws you under the bus. Someone on your team undermines you. Someone you trusted stole from you. Someone you partnered with is lying about you. Someone who reports to you just took advantage of your relationship.
Tired of eye rolls and heavy sighs when you mention "team builders"? Maybe you just need some better ideas. These activities promote collaboration, idea sharing, group problem solving and better team performance - without making employees cringe.
Three basic factors contribute to a perception of fairness: an even distribution of rewards; consistency; and interaction with your workers. Each of these factors splits out into numerous characteristics that could, all by themselves, provide fodder for a whole book. Due to space limitations, I've funneled them down to the following four.