Leadership Teambuilding with GE Healthcare

Leadership teambuilding made 100-year-old GE Healthcare the industry giant that it is today. We worked with them recently on one of our most impactful charitable workshops. What an honor!

For most Baby Boomers, GE [also known as General Electric] was a household name. It meant television and other must-have electronic products. Today they are also a household name in the medical industry. GE Healthcare is a leader in medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies.

By the numbers: GE Healthcare is a $19 billion healthcare conglomerate with 50,000 employees. Every day more than 17,000  babies are born with the help of GE equipment. And every day, doctors save the lives of 3,000 patients by using GE technology.

Leadership teambuilding through charity

Each year Magnovo partners with companies like GE Healthcare to make life easier for the disabled. In the first half of 2018, our WheelCharity Teambuilding Workshop participants gifted 143 wheelchairs to disabled veterans and senior citizens across the country and beyond.

Charitable workshops are the core of our business model. Leadership teambuilding based on corporate social responsibility is what Magnovo is all about.

We met 20 GE Healthcare managers at their corporate office in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Improving the customer experience was the focus of the leadership teambuilding training. So the wheelchair assembly gave them the chance to practice what we’d discussed earlier about communicating and collaborating.

And during a series of high energy activities, the team members earned some of the components for the assembly. They were especially stoked by the news that their wheelchairs would benefit local disabled veterans.

Millions of American veterans are lonely, isolated, and depressed because they can’t move around on their own. Freedom, independence, and self-respect. The wheelchairs constructed during our WheelCharity workshops are always major game changers.

Leadership teambuilding that makes a difference

The GE Healthcare managers got it and ran with it! The idea that their efforts could make such a tremendous difference to soldiers in their own hometown was overwhelming to each one.

They attached heartwarming cards filled with uplifting and encouraging messages to each wheelchair. And at the end of the day, they were proudly handed over to Independence First, a major resource for the disabled in the Milwaukee metropolitan region.

People who are disabled themselves actually run this wonderful charity. So they understand what their clients are dealing with and provide products, living services, education, advocacy, and support.

They were as grateful to receive the wheelchairs as we all were to provide them. GE Healthcare and Magnovo–we’re a winning team.

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Building Thursdays: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you


~Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Importance of Teambuilding to Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines is one company where the importance of teambuilding is as clear as a blue sky. They started out as  a small crop dusting operation. Now Delta commands more than 15,000 flights every day and serves 180million passengers each year. They couldn’t stay aloft without a strong team.

A vital part of that team involves cargo management. In 2017, Delta’s cargo ton miles came to 2.15 billion. Yes, ton miles is a real thing. To be precise, it’s the tons of cargo they transported last year multiplied by the miles they covered.

Delta Air Lines – ACS/Cargo Learning asked Magnovo to facilitate a charitable workshop as part of their training and teambuilding. Nothing can bond a staff like pets. Our Happy Tails Charitable Teambuilding Workshop was just the ticket.

Happy Tails fills the gap between love and commitment for prospective pet owners. First time pet parents may spend more than $1,000 the first year and $500 every year after. Buying a pet from a shelter can run as high as $250, and initial veterinary bills can add additional strain. These costs can put pet ownership out of financial reach for a lot of people. Our pet care donations make it easier for families to open their hearts if they’re reluctant to open their wallets.

The benefits of giving back

We met 50 Delta staffers at Atlanta’s Crowne Plaza Hotel and divided them into small groups. Our facilitator read the group well and tailored the workshop accordingly. He kept the energy level up and reinforced the importance of teambuilding at every step.

Divided into small groups, each team competed in a series of high energy activities. Success earned the teams the pooch presents and kitty cache for their Happy Tails pet care packages. Dog collars, chew toys, blankets, food and water bowls, leashes, and pillows. Each item brought a homeless pet closer to his forever home.

The benefits of pet parenting

Pet ownership is good medicine. Pets can lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They can fill an emotional void and relieve depression. Pet therapy can even help reduce chronic pain.

The recipient of the pet care packages was Best Friends Animal Society. They gladly received each one and appreciated what they would mean to a lot of orphan animals.

The Delta team enjoyed the whole experience because it created such a high engagement level for each of them. Overall, feedback after our Happy Tails Workshop was full of happy tales of camaraderie.

 

 

 

 

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Team Building Thursdays: Create Yourself

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.


~Lolly Daskal