It’s always gratifying when a corporate team bonding workshop is such a perfect fit for a client. Our recent Hospital Helpers Charity Workshop with technology giant CDW was a match made in heaven. The first clue: on the company website they refer to their 8,700-strong workforce as “coworkers.” This speaks volumes about their corporate culture, and our experience with them bore this out fully.
Compassionate corporate team bonding
CDW is a Fortune 500 industry leader in the sale of technology products and services. They are on the cutting edge of hardware, software, and integrated It solutions–the operative word being “solutions.” They serve a loyal customer base in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Their philanthropic passions lean toward supportive programs for military personnel, and education and job readiness for youth. And for the community at large, CDW provides technical support for regional health and human services projects.
In the education arena, they champion science, technology, engineering, and math [STEM] programs for students from kindergarten through high school. CDW invests time, energy, and resources in technological solutions that also provide emotional support to military families–particularly those deployed overseas.
And their commitment to health care also resonated with the Magnovo team. CDW execs are strong advocates for easier access to affordable health care through innovative technology solutions. So they leaped at the chance to help sick youngsters at a regional children’s hospital.
We met in the Philadelphia Room on the CDW campus in Lincolnshire, Illinois and divided 19 staffers into small groups. Magnovo facilitators customized strategic thinking and problem-solving techniques designed to strengthen their teambuilding skills. Each group navigated through a series of competitive activities to “win” the gifts they’d donate.
Each gift became part of a hospital care package–comfort for seriously ill children in need of some fun therapy. They included interactive and educational games, toys, cuddly stuffed animals, and coloring books with crayons or markers.
The recipients were patients at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This amazing facility provides technologically advanced, but tender care to sick children. It is also a national leader in pediatric research, education, and advocacy.
Our workshop ticked all of the CDW staffers’ emotional boxes and met their corporate team bonding goals as well. The hospital’s technological savvy and their compassion for sick babies were a perfect match for the CDW team. Both organizations are the epitome of corporate social responsibility. We hope to work with them again soon.