Many organizations do team building exercises. I took part in many of them and they are usually quite fun. But besides being fun and relaxing events, they aren't really building any teams. What really builds a team is fighting tough battles together in the middle of the night. In such situations the true power of empowered teams come to the fore and it is in such times that emancipated team members really excel. It takes lots of time, energy, and most importantly patience to build such a team. But once you have it assembled, there's nothing what such team couldn't accomplish!