This week, we’re back to the series on rituals in the workplace. The third of five.  Madeline talks about the role social rituals play in creating bonds among group members. Specifically, she talks about the office birthday party and the function it serves in organizations.

**This week’s Culture At Work Challenge:**

This week, share your workplace social rituals. Are there monthly birthday parties? Lunchtime rock paper scissors duels? How does your team bond and strengthen social ties? Reach Madeline on twitter @madelineboyer with the #cultureatwork hashtag.

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