teamwork in ChicagoOver 100 people from SXC Health Solutions came together to build teamwork in Chicago with a Build-A-Bike ® Team Building Event. After hours of fun, laughter, and teamwork 16 bikes were completely assembled and given to children from the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago. River West Meetings planned the event for SXC and their employees were excited to participate and contributed to the success of the event, and when the children were brought in at the close of the event to receive the bikes- it was a very moving moment. In the end, SXC had a great time and made a life changing difference in the lives of 16 children and in the communities that they live.

SXC has a goal of making their customers, clients for life. To do so they focus on three strategic areas: customer focus, operational excellence and employee fulfillment. in the Build-A-Bike ® event these areas were addressed in creative ways and ideas were expressed and experienced that will guide toward the goal. Often times when workers are in different locations, or branches, and now with more and more people having home offices- that separation can lead to silos where one, or small groups work together without the benefit of a larger group. After time that individual, or small group, can become totally dependent upon themselves and not see how they are connected to a larger group. Through the Build-A-Bike ® event the participants learned that often the best way to solve a problem, reach a goal, or overcome an obstacle is to break down the silo and get help and aid form other sources and resources.

It was a fun afternoon, values were reiterated, mission was underlined, and vision was reinforced. And beyond just that everyone had fun and contributed to help at risk children and the community at large. What a great team member enhancement, child and community development, and team building event.