Alacrity Services wanted to host a memorable event that would help them improve teamwork within the company so they decided to participate in the Build-A-Bike® team building event. Alacrity  is a high performance insurance services company that manages an extensive contractor network and claims management systems.  Many of the third party insurance company’s employees work from their homes so many had never met face to face before the event.  The main goals for Alacrity Services were to improve leadership skills and teamwork while having a fun and memorable event.  The Build-A-Bike® team building event helped the Alacrity employees see first hand how their team or department is connected to and affects the entire company despite the distance that separates them.

Even though many of the participants had never participated in anything like the Build-A-Bike® team building event they were very enthusiastic and eager to dive into the challenges of the program.  The participants were broken down into teams and this ignited their competitive spirit.  Eager to complete the tasks at hand and be the first to “win” they failed to see how going beyond their small teams would be the most effective use of their efforts.  Like their name suggests, it did not take them long to work together and build their bikes in record time.

The employees had to work on their teamwork and leadership skills to receive all the materials they needed to build their bicycles. Alacrity Services wound up building 8 bikes that were donated to lucky children from the Boys and Girls Club of Portland. The charitable nature of the Build-A-Bike ® team building event goes to reinforce one of the programs main ideas that all parts of a group can dramatically affect the outcome. Whether that means departments working together to accomplish company goals or people helping others’ within their community so everyone has the same opportunities.

At the close of the event after the children had arrived to receive their bikes, a participant was asked to comment on the team building event.  He was unable to do so because he was so moved by the children’s gratitude.  Thank you Alacrity Services for creating a truly memorable event!

Interested in a Team Building Event of Your Own?

Below are a Few Additional West Coast Team Building Events

  • Maxim Healthcare Team Building Events with TLI!
    Maxim Healthcare Build-A-Bike® Team Building Events Benefit Kids in Chicago, IL, Portland, OR and Raleigh, North Carolina. Maxim employees from three regions met on three different occasions to experience a Build-A-Bike Team Building Event. The meetings were help in Chicago, Portland and Raleigh and as a result a total of 70 new bicycles were given ...
  • Electronic Arts Gives Back to Community in San Francisco
    When one of the biggest names in video games wanted to host an event to promote teamwork within their marketing department, they decided to participate in a Build-A-Bike ® team building event. Over sixty employees of Electronic Arts marketing department gathered in San Francisco California to participate in an event that would help improve their ...
  • Electronic Arts Hosts Another Build a Bike in San Francisco, CA
    Electronic Arts, a worldwide video game developer company, hosted another Build-A-Bike ® team building event at their headquarters in San Francisco, California. The 90 participants were from the Human Resources and Facilities departments. The groups came together together for an annual three-day conference. Employees traveled from all over the globe to take some time to ...
  • Wells Fargo Contributes 34 bikes To Children in San Francisco
    When people come together with a common purpose and contribute their individual talents a lot of good things can happen. That was the experience of nearly 200 Wells Fargo employees as they joined together for a Build-A-Bike Team Building Event in the San Francisco Bay Area (Concord, California). The event was very active and solicited ...
  • Nektar Therapeutics Rescue Bear in San Francisco, California
    Scientists at Nektar Therapeutics recently hosted a Rescue Bear ® team building workshop in San Francisco California to help bring together different groups within the company. Most of the twenty employees that participated in the event were from the San Francisco area and at least familiar with each other. However, the company noticed that there ...