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Alacrity Services Fosters Teamwork with Build-A-Bike Event in Portland, Oregon

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!

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Below are a Few Additional West Coast Team Building Events

  • Microsoft Hosts Build-A-Bike Near Seattle, WA Seventy Microsoft employees gathered together for a pre-holiday celebration at their headquarters outside of Seattle, Washington to participate in a Build-A-Bike ® Team Building Event.  The group is responsible for designing the support for Microsoft Products to their Enterprise Customers.  They are all passionate about helping their customers have a good experience with their products ...
  • Microsoft Does Another Build-A-Bike in Seattle, Washington At the end of their financial year, Microsoft employees gathered in Seattle Washington to let loose and have some fun while giving back to the community by participating in a Build-A-Bike ® team building event. The event was hosted at the Microsoft campus headquarters in Redmond, Washington, near Seattle. Despite the fact that it poured ...
  • Perkins Coie Hosts Build-A-Bike in Seattle, Washington Perkins Coie, a law firm headquartered in Seattle, WA, hosted a Build-A-Bike ® team building event for its newest group of attorneys.  The 30 participants attending just graduated or have less than two years of legal experience.  Perkins Coie wanted to introduce them to their culture and their commitment to community service initiatives that is ...
  • Google hosts Build-A-Bike in San Jose, California Fifty Google employees got together outside of San Francisco in nearby San Jose, California to host a Build-A-Bike ® team building event.  The team was from the Advertiser Experience department, were made up of mostly engineer’s and traveled from all over the region, Mt. View, Irvine as well as a few people from Krakow Poland.  ...
  • Symantec Hosts Build-A-Bike in San Jose, California Just a week before everyone heads out for their holiday break, Symantec got together to host a Build-A-Bike ® Team Building Event at their headquarters near San Jose, California. Symantec is an high tech company that works to safeguard your technological equipment. The group is called IMG, for Information Management Group, and the ...

Author: Lisa Rezac, Date Published: May 31, 2012

Lisa Rezac was an instructor for The Leader's Institute ® from 2011-2013. For more details, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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