Over two thirds (67%) of employees have been on team-building away days in the last five years, a new survey revealed this week. Despite a fifth of respondents reporting the importance of team-building activities for improving relationships with colleagues, they seem to have become less of a priority.

Do you think employee away days are important? Vote in our poll and let us know about your team-building experiences – good or bad – in the comments below.

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Last week’s poll

Last week we asked whether you think competition in the workplace makes for better employee performance when parents and teachers revealed their concerns that a lack of competitive activity in schools is harming young people’s chance of career success.

So far, an overwhelming 78 percent believe that competition in the workplace improves performance but there’s still time to vote. What do you think?

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Steff joined the HRreview editorial team in November 2014. A former event coordinator and manager, Steff has spent several years working in online journalism. She is a graduate of Middlessex University with a BA in Television Production and will complete a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Westminster in the summer of 2015.