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Bankers Canned for 'Team-Building' ISIS Video

Which they reportedly made for a corporate exercise

(Newser) - If you're scratching your head trying to figure out how making a mock ISIS execution video is positive in any way, much less a valuable team-building exercise, you and HSBC management are on the same page. The bank has fired six UK employees for doing just that after they... More »

Airline Promises Plane Crash for Paying Execs

Team-building exercise puts groups in simulated nosedives

(Newser) - British Airways is putting customers on a plane guaranteed to plunge 3,000 feet and fill with smoke—and companies are lining up to try it, the Times of London reports. The "crash courses" are staged on a plane simulator at Heathrow Airport to build team spirit. “The... More »

Corporate Bonding 2.0

Seagate's $2M, week-long New Zealand odyssey goes above and beyond

(Newser) - Company retreats are nothing new. And then, Fortune reports, there's Eco Seagate, a $2 million, week-long, life-changing challenge in New Zealand that some employees of the Northern California tech company trained months for. The trip, developed by CEO Bill Watkins, costs the company $2 million a year, and though the... More »

Waterboarding at Work Heads to Utah Court

Employee alleges torture; company calls it 'team-building exercise'

(Newser) - A Utah sales rep is suing his company after his boss waterboarded him as a “team-building exercise” outside a Provo office park, the Washington Post reports. Sure, the man volunteered, but he says he had no idea what he getting himself into. “I’m not getting any air,... More »

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