Building rapport on a team is important. Getting to know the guy/girl next to you in the trenches makes for a stronger unit and the willingness to help each other out when necessary. This can be accomplished in a number of ways. The occasional happy hour. A pool party. And yes, sometimes team building can occur in more tantalizing environment. But with musical instruments? Apparently.

Internal auditors from the Department of Communities and Local Government spent almost £5,000 on a bongo drumming team-building event held at a burlesque club. The vitriolic exposé from the Conservative Party said the department under the Labour government “policed wasteful spending”. Apparently the club’s dancers, Lady Beau Peep and “showgirl sensation” Amber Topaz, were not present during the event.

Bongos help internal auditors spend £5,000 [Accountancy Age]