Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
Open up your home or, if you have co-workers with young families, choose a public spot where co-workers and their family members can swim and play.
Ask everyone to bring a dish to share, crank up the tunes, set up a game of horseshoes or break out a Frisbee and get to know who your co-workers really are in a more relaxed environment.
You'll be surprised at what you learn and you may even end up making some enduring friendships.