There's a reason why you find those t-shirts at thrift stores that read "Team Building '94!" or "Company Outing 2007" — their previous owners wanted them out of their sight. Often team building is almost as pleasant as a root canal: it's required but it makes you talk funny for a few hours. There are ways to take the sting out of "Mandatory Social Gathering 2016." Here are a few ideas that you can take to your supervisor before the summer really heats up.