Manheim Inc Build-A-Bike in Fort Worth Texas

Manheim, Inc. is an automobile auction company and they came together in downtown Fort Worth, Texas to take part in the Build-A-Bike ® team building event.  Manheim, Inc. automobile auction company  is the largest one in the world by volume of trade. As a subsidiary of privately owned Cox Enterprises, Inc., Manheim provides services including financing, title work, transportation, recovery, auto body repair, dealership management systems, dent repair and remarketing technology. Manheim’s primary business is the providing of auction services for the physical sale of automobiles as well as online tools to connect wholesale vehicle buyers and sellers.
005Dan the senior manager along with the meeting planner Gina didn’t tell the group what they would be doing, so when they walked into the room many of the comments were “I don’t know how to build a bike”. The team building exercise was for a group of sales people that have worked for Manheim from two weeks up to twenty years. A very competitive group, even the activities leading up to building the bikes was very amusing to watch as chivalry went right out the window. Quite a few from the group said “everything is a competion“. Build-A-Bike uses a series of challenges and activities to encourage team building. The activities are meant to be something of a caricature of behavior we can see in the workplace. The exercises brought out the playful side of all the participants. The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth and Roland Greene accepted the bikes along with the kids. Dan wanted to surprise the group with the children coming to the event to pick up the bikes directly from the group, and they were. The Manheim group took pictures with the kids, helped them put on their helmets and ride around the room. The kids from the greater Fort Worth area even received snacks before leaving. “What a great event, the kids make it all worth it”

Author: Abigail Orru, Date Published: October 24, 2013

Abigail Walsh is an instructor for The Leader's Institute ® based in the Dallas, Texas Region. She is a specialist in philanthropic team building as well as public speaking classes.

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