Over 50 employees Merck and Co., Inc., a  leader in health care products (this group is responsible for a live bacteria measles vaccination) came together for a Build-A-Bike Team Building Event at the historic William Penn Inn in Gwynedd Pennsylvania near Philadelphia,  to build and donate 8 bikes to children from the Tutoring Center in Lansdale.  The event was a lot of fun and this progressive and innovated group of union supervisors and quality control engineers were very involved and participative in every aspect of the event. There was a lot of laughter, a lot of joking and even some learning as they joined teams and accomplished the tasks given. In the end the participants had fun and the Tutoring Center brought in the children that would be receiving the bikes. Amidst the fun and learning was a great feeling that an important contribution to children, their families and communities they live in had been made.

 

Throughout the event there is opportunity for the groups to work together in their particular teams as well with other teams to complete the tasks and build the bikes. Often times the teams try to complete the job without help, but in this case the activities are designed so that to accomplish what needs to be done each team really needs to work with other teams. In the regular work-a-day world this is often the case. We get so busy doing our tasks that we suffer through it even though asking for help may be more expedient.  We are reluctant to ask for help for many reasons and most of the time those reasons aren’t reasonable. Another common occurrence is that we have an answer or solution someone else may need, but we are reluctant to share because it might take time, or we feel threatened or, whatever reason. But the best thing for the company is for each team and each member to ask for help when needed and offer help when available.

 

This was a  great and innovative team from Merck that accomplished the tasks, had fun and worked very well together. The benefit was not only to them in completing the job, but in the great contribution to the children from The Tutoring Center. Thanks, Merck, for a great Build-A-Bike Team Building Event.

Interested in a Team Building Event of Your Own?

Below are a Few Additional Philadelphia Area Team Building Events

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  • Every Day Health, Inc., Team Building Event in Philadelphia, PA Every Day Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions was looking for a fun, team building event in Philadelphia, PA for their inaugural sales meeting. Their mission was to assist employees, some who were getting together for the first time, to get to know each other better and to develop relationships. ...
  • Merck Gives Back with Philanthropic Team Building in Philly Merck Gives Back, a philanthropic team building event, is a fantastic success in Philadelphia, PA! Awesome things were happening in North Wales (Philadelphia,) Pennsylvania on August 24, 2016. At the end of the day, after employees had been in all-day informational/learning sessions (S&CMI Face-to-Face Meeting), they gathered in-house for a philanthropic team building event. The ...
  • Creative Fun in Washington DC area Build-A-Bike Kuoni Destination Management worked with BNY Mellon Performance and Risk Analytics to host a Leaders Institute ® Build-A-Bike ® event at the Gaylord National in Oxon Hill, Maryland. 65 participants built 12 bikes that were given to the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland. It was a fun afternoon and each person had a ...
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