1. What type of team building best describes these volunteering activities? 2. Explain how the corporate social...

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1. What type of team building best describes these volunteering activities?
2. Explain how the corporate social responsibility element of volunteering contributes to team building.
3. Along with team building, in what other ways do these volunteering activities improve organizations?

The top dozen executives from Adolph Coors and Molson breweries wanted to accelerate their team development to kick off the post merger integration of the two companies. But rather than doing the usual team building in the woods or at a friendly game of golf, the Molson Coors leaders spent a full day helping to build a house for Habitat for Humanity. “We quickly got past the idea of a ropes course or golf outing,” recalls Samuel D. Walker, Molson Coors’ chief legal officer. “We really wanted something where we would give back to one of the communities where we do business.” According to Walker, the volunteering experience exceeded everyone’s expectations. “We had to unload this truck full of cement roof tiles. We actually had to figure out how to have kind of a bucket line, handing these very heavy tiles from one person to the next. That’s the ultimate team-building exercise.”

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