No, this isn’t going to be a physics lesson about the kinetic energy derived from heated water that has evaporated into steam driving huge turbines.
In the workplace, picture yourself as a new employee just entering an unknown and unfamiliar environment. The worst thing that could happen is for everyone to leave you alone, look at you like a caged animal in the zoo exhibit.
Human interaction and workplace dynamics are two key factors why new hires would stay beyond the initial 3 or 6 month probation period. Once a sense of belonging has been established, group think starts to occur and the individual will look less at self interests and look at improving the overall performance of the organization.
Remember to set aside a budget to cater for group activities that promote cohesiveness or group interaction.
Don’t be afraid to involve other departments in the activities. After all the exercise is not only for the good of your department but for the organization as a whole.