Describes a team‐building training session for ten members of the UK medical affairs and regional medical advisors division of international pharmaceutical company Takeda.
Explains the reasons for the session, the form it took and the results it achieved.
Details two activities – sculpting a horse's head from a block of ice and designing, making and branding chocolates – which formed the basis of the session.
Reveals that team members learned a lot about themselves and each other during the activities. Participants reported feeling closer as a team and communication within the group is now more relaxed.
Highlights the importance of teams “getting away from the work environment” for a while to carry out team‐building activities.
Describes a successful team‐building event carried out in a small division of an international pharmaceutical company.
Whitehead, T. (2011), "Chocolate‐making melts away the inhibitions at Takeda: Training builds teamwork at pharmaceutical company", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 27-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670731111140720Download as .RIS
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