Neogenomics Laboratories, a company that provides diagnostic services in oncology and pathology, wanted to have a way for a newly integrated team to get to know each other at their 2016 National Sales Meeting. They decided to hold a Rescue Bear ® team building event, where participants put together teddy bears that are donated to the community. The group was divided into smaller teams based on personality types. After a quick and fun way to assess which of the four personality types each participant primarily identified with, small groups had to complete challenges that were tailored to the strengths of their personality type. However, they also had to work with the other personality types to successfully complete their challenges. The take-away was that we should be able to work on tasks that are suited to the strengths of our personalities, but we must also be able to work on tasks that may not be in line with our strongest skill sets. Since Neogenomics works with hospitals, it was a great fit for the bears to be given to Golisano Children’s Hospital. A representative from the hospital arrived at the end of the event to tell the group how much the donation was appreciated, and describe where the bears would be going.
“That was an excellent event!” – Neogenomics Laboratories
This event was held on January 27, 2016 at the following location:
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
275 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931