In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, author Eric Barker makes the claim:
You can't rely on HR team-bonding exercises; studies show they're only effective at building distrust.
-- Chapter 4
There is no citation, and my attempts to find relevant studies on Google have only resulted in similarly unsourced claims, but usually in praise of team-building exercises.
Are there actually studies that show that HR-style "team-bonding" exercises promote distrust?