Some people are natural team players. They are collaborative, they are easy to work with, they’re committed and helpful to their team mates. When companies invest in team building events, it’s these people who get even better. The same cannot be said of others. It seems to have no effect on them. They continue to be difficult to work with and this makes it frustrating for those who have natural preference for teamwork.
Working successfully in a team requires skill. Some people developed these skills early in their lives because they are naturally wired for collaboration, coordination and cooperation. Some people are more comfortable with being self-sufficient and getting things done with as little interaction with others as possible. There are types of work where people with these skill-sets can do well. However, a lot of organizations and business processes require interdependence where not being a team-player is a definite show-stopper.