There are many aspects to improving employee engagement and social events are clearly just a small part of the puzzle. However, organisations often take an ad hoc and sporadic approach to even this element, rather than building marquee annual social events into the very fabric of the organisation's annual calendar.

The attached artivle about Grant Thornton UK's annual national soccer tournament therefore really caught my eye - the size of the commitment, the number of years they have built it up over and quote from the audit team member...