CTS Corporation Build-A-Bike in Oak Brook, IL

Doug Staneart  |  July 31, 2017
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CTS Build-A-Bike in Chicago IL Sixty engineers from around the world came together for their yearly meeting. The ballroom was set with giant tic-tac-toe boards, pac man stations, and a massive inflatable skee ball booth.

But the main attraction of the evening was a Build-A-Bike ® team building event. The spirited group huddled around the bicycle parts, ready to build the eight bicycles. But first, they had to face the memory challenge, cheer contest, and the group puzzles. The teams brought three judges their puzzle answers but they didn’t always get a bicycle part. If not, they ran back to their team to huddle and find a new answer. One team had gotten many pieces but they were not the pieces they needed. What to do? The facilitator, Laura, reminded them, “don’t use your cell phones, you’ll find all the answers you need in the room.” Teams scoured the room, looking for answers. Soon enough they found them.

CTS Had a Lot of Fun But the Special Guests Were the Stars of the Show.

After doing a safety check of each bike, a special guest, Savina, of the Boys and Girls Club of Naperville came to accept the bicycles. She described the children receiving bikes. Each would go to an eager child.

Lisa Currie, organizer of the event said, “You did a great job. Everyone had so much fun. Thanks again.”

If you want information about how your team can organize a “Fun bicycle building event” click this link. For a list of all of the team building events in Chicago, click here.

This Build-A-Bike ® was facilitated by Laura Lewis-Barr at The Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Doug Staneart is president of The Leader's Institute ®. He is based in the Dallas, Texas Region. He is a specialist in corporate team building activities and custom presentation skills seminars.
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