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A lunch is a great way for employees to meet. (Jan Lombard/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A lunch is a great way for employees to meet. (Jan Lombard/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Bring your staff together through “lunch roulette,” consultant Sylvia Ann Hewlett suggests. She cites the U.S. arm of pharmaceuticals manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim, which devised a Web application that randomly pairs staff for lunches. Employees enter the days they’re free, click the Match Me button, and the metaphorical roulette wheel sets up a lunch date with a co-worker they may not have met. HBR Blogs

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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