11 senior leadership members of one of operating units at Northrup Grumman Came together in Fairfax, VA, for a Build-A-Bike Team Building Event. The end result was four new bicycles being contributed to boys and girls from the greater Washington, DC YMCA youth programs. The main focus of this group is providing technical support to the intelligence community and during this 2 hour program team building concerns such as strategy, leadership and control were addressed in a fast-paced, fun-filled event. The end result of the four bikes being given to children from the community was a nice and special touch. This great team of individuals enjoyed a great event and made a great contribution in giving back to the community.

Many times as teams we tackle a problem without doing much analysis or strategic planning. Often times we just get started and work out the details as we go along. But things aren’t always as they seem and before long we are having to double our efforts to work out the original problems as well as the problems we’ve created. One key is to thoroughly evaluate the problem and the parameters so that a strategy can be developed before the actual work begins. Some careful planning can facilitate a better coordinated effort for reaching the goal. The Build-A-Bike® Team Building Event demonstrates this important lesson in an entertaining, engaging way. Among the fun there are lessons to be learned.

Thanks to Northrup Grumman for their special event and giving to children in the community. By giving to the children they gave to families and thus also gave to the community. Great job!