Lush Cosmetics needed a highly customized program to address some critical workplace issues. At the same time, they wanted a workshop tailored to reinforcing company culture while allowing employees the chance to bond and have fun. A combination of corporate Team Fusion™ and Wagon Builders™ had them sitting pretty.
Building a Strong Foundation for Lush Cosmetics
We met with a small corporate team from Lush at Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, AZ. These managers were from all over the country. They rarely had a chance to meet in person and connect. We were there to help them develop their ability to network and communicate effectively while building interpersonal connections that emphasized what makes working for Lush special.
Lush has high standards for its handcrafted cosmetics: vegetarian, ethically sourced, and minimal packaging, for starters. It’s important that all staff understand, embrace, and work hard to uphold those values. Working separately though, as these management team members did, can lead to a silo effect. And so our Team Fusion™ and Wagon Builders™ program showed folks effective tools and strategies for working together, with efficiency and an eye toward productivity.
A One, Two Approach
We pushed our Wagon Builders™ charity team building program to the next level by incorporating a framework for ongoing success. The games and challenges that make up the Wagon Builders™ program taught and reinforced building blocks of success. This is a key foundation for on-going success back in the office.
Because it was a small group, we divided them into two teams of four. Each team earned wagon parts needed for assembly through engaging games and challenges. These activities support learning based on the principles of behavior styles, 360 feedback, situational leadership, and more. Once the wagons were completed, teams packed the wagons with books and toys for kids in need.
Helping Kids through Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
We arranged for the wagons to be donated to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix. This non-profit organization helps families in crisis, and these wagons were certainly going to help bring a little normalcy to some of the kids that Family Promise works with. Lisa Randall from Family Promise arrived at the end of the program. She was delighted to see how many wagons were completed that day. Having a motivational goal of helping kids kept participants focused. It also made them feel good about giving back in line with company values.