The Human Resources department of Informatica gathered from all points across the globe to grow as a team and give back to the community by hosting a Build-A-Bike ® team building event at the historic Claremont Hotel in Berkeley California. Informatica is a software development company that specializes in data processing software. The Human Resources team had members coming from Europe, India, Asia and several other countries including the United States. They wanted to solidify the Human Resource department as not just a team but a community environment. It was clear to see the employees took pride in their company and were eager to give back to the community. This made for a great workshop to train teamwork and leadership skills.

While some members of the HR staff had met previously, for younger employees it was the first time meeting some of their coworkers. While they might speak over the phone or video conference, meeting face to face gave the employees more of a sense of community. The event definitely helps to foster a team or community frame of mind. The employees must use teamwork to efficiently solve the challenges of the event and get their bikes built. The HR team from Informatica already had a great working relationship with each other which enabled them to quickly build eight bicycles. The bicycles were presented to the Boys and Girls Club of Alameda.

The goal for the teamwork and leadership skills workshop was for the HR department to have fun while growing as a team and giving back to the community. The Build-A-Bike ® team building event gave them an opportunity to see firsthand the effectiveness of teamwork and the rewards of being able to give back to their community. The team at Informatica has a lot to be proud of and will surely remember the fun and sense of accomplishment from the event for a long while.  A big thank you to the Human Resources department of Informatica for hosting a fantastic Build-A-Bike ® team building event!