To most of us, Facebook is the perfect model of teamwork. But the Facebook family doesn’t rest on its laurels. They strive to improve their corporate team building skills every day!
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
At the tender age of 15, the Facebook company can honestly declare “mission accomplished!” Actually, uber-wunderkind Mark Zuckerburg was only 19 when he had an idea that would transform the whole planet.
Facebook is a social media and networking service whose global social, political, economic impact are simply immeasurable. Based in Palo Alto California, Facebook has an international staff of 33606 employees.
Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are all Facebook products. The company has a staggering 2.2 billion users and total assets worth 84 billion.
Corporate team building on an epic scale
No doubt, one of the keys to the company’s incredible success is that they don’t take their success for granted! They constantly look for ways to improve their services, refine their product line, and strengthen their interpersonal skills.
Facebook is one of our best customers. And we look forward to each encounter because we learn as much as we teach! Of course, that’s as it should be, because, like Facebook, our Magnovo facilitators are always looking for ways to improve.
Our latest foray into the universe that is Facebook, brought us to Menlo Park. There we worked with 40 enthusiastic Facebook staffers hosting a Rescue Buddies workshop, which is one of our most impactful events. Divide into 6 teams they assembled 40 huggable stuffed toys to give to traumatized kids in their community.
Rescue Buddies do just that: they provide emotional rescue and support to children who’ve just experienced a family tragedy. First responders keep them on hand to give to kids at the site of an accident, house fire, or other life-changing events.
Over the course of the afternoon, we challenged each workshop participant to collaborate and communicate more effectively. Their teamwork assured that the toys were ready on time.
Corporate team building with a heart
This batch of Rescue Buddies was donated to the Ecumenical Hunger Program. It was established in 1975 by a group of women called Church Women United. Their mission was and remains a simple and profound one: “We look after each other’s welfare. We uplift those who are down. We express confidence in those who are disheartened….”
They welcomed our donations with open arms; and with open hearts, we thanked them for the opportunity to serve their community.