Team Bonding in The Capstone

“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Experience with working in a team atmosphere is necessary and beneficial to all students of the MIS department.  With clashing personalities and conflicting traits, these experiences can sometimes seem uneasy.  Through team bonding, team members can get to know each other on a more personal level, thus leading to reduced tension and a more relaxed and bearable work atmosphere.  While most of your time in The Capstone is spent with your team working on your assigned project, every student experiences some kind of Team Bonding activity.

This semester, I am working with four other people on a project for Nucor Steel, a local steel mill. Recently, we all went to our Project Manager’s house, grilled some steaks, and engaged in some interesting casual conversation.  We learned a lot about each other that we hadn’t noticed from our work sessions or meetings and we discovered how it felt to hang out with each other in a more casual atmosphere.  This type of team bonding can be valuable to any sort of team.

Due to this experience, I think that the team members are more comfortable with each other and this will benefit our personal and team success in the project.

The University of Alabama MIS program allows students to work on real projects that provide real value to real companies. Students learn to leverage people, processes and technology to solve problems and meet the challenges of today’s businesses head-on. For more information, call 205-348-5525 or visit


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