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A global communications company hosted a corporate team building workshop as part of its Southeast Conference in the Atlanta area recently. Participants traveled in from Houston, Tampa, Nashville, and the surrounding Atlanta area.
To break up several days of meetings, they decided a corporate team building workshop would bring energy to the conference while giving the team an opportunity to have fun while giving back to the community.
This group isn’t a “team” in the classic sense since they represent three different functions, but they all support the South Area Training Staff of approximately 270 people in various ways.
Some of the team members office together, some are remote and they only come together – at most – once a year. So they were looking for a corporate team building workshop that is not related directly to their jobs, but would let them work together, get to know each other better and do something good for someone else.
Corporate Team Building Gives Back to the Community
The perfect solution was Wagon Builders! The group was broken into teams and worked through various problem solving activities that concluded with the assembly of red wagons. They were able to work together as a team in a fun environment and give back to the community. The receiving organization was The Center for Family Resources in Marietta Georgia. They provide programs for strengthening individuals, families, and communities so they can acquire the resources they need to become independent and self-sufficient, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty. This was a great tie-in with the Wagon Builders corporate team building workshop. First the teams assembled wagons, then the wagons were stuffed with toys and items for The Center for Family Resources.
Excellent Facilitator. Great Activities. Terrific Workshop.
Some of the comments shared by the team were:
“Everything went great, feedback from the team was very positive. Everyone had fun and felt good giving back.”
“The best part was being able to work together as a team to accomplish building the wagon and completing the other activities.”
“Working as ONE team.”
At the end of the team building workshop, the consensus was that it felt good to donate the wagons and items to a group that could make good use of them. The fun activities got everyone in the right mood and mindset to continue on with the rest of their conference meetings.