How Apple Nailed Team Building in One Afternoon

How Apple Nailed Team Building in One Afternoon

Here are the ways a group from Apple Meeting and Event Services managed to hit all the high points of team building in just one short workshop. 

appleMaybe it was the gorgeous day, or the fact that we met in a park in lovely Cupertino, California, but our workshop with Apple just seemed to be perfect in every way. Well, every way except one…

A Sunny Day in the Park, Perfect for a Bike-A-Thon™ Workshop

As we were saying, the group from Apple Meeting and Event Services were really attuned to good team building practices. The workshop was a wonderful boost to a group whose skills were already firmly in place, and we always find it such a joy to work with groups who work so well together.

The only hitch didn’t actually involve the folks from Apple, but rather our facilitator. Turns out he wasn’t exactly prepared for spending lots of time in the California sun! The resulting sunburn reminded him to always be over-prepared, even with your wardrobe.

10 Bicycles Were Built, and Kids Got Into It

The Meeting and Event Services group was incredibly adept at figuring out the challenges they were given. That meant they also able to earn their bicycle parts and tools for assembly rather quickly. That’s what happens when your teamwork is top notch!

The group from Apple was able to complete an impressive number of bicycles that day: ten. In addition, from our point of view, they should also be proud that their communication and collaboration skills are wonderfully solid and well-developed (Apple must be good at team building, too!).

The kids loved the bicycles, and everyone felt very positive about the community connections that were made that day.

Help Kids Today, the Charity Who Received the Bikes

Help Kids Today is 100 percent funded by their Car Donation Program and private donors. Based in San Jose, California, they accept cars, trucks, RVs, boats, and even jet skis. Car donation is a tax write-off, and the organization will tow your car away for free.

Apple Meetings and Events was proud to help with their bicycle building workshop, and so were we. It’s building emotional bonds like these that make teams even stronger than when they came to us. We were happy to offer a shared sense of purpose for all the participants, and they were eager to give back to the community where they live and work.


About The Author

Rob Jackson

Rob has been a speaker and trainer for over 20 years specializing in public speaking, personality profiles, sales training, management, and team building. As a former corporate executive, he brings a solid blend of theory and practice to help people connect and communicate. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and has served as President and Chairman on several Executive Leadership boards. In addition to being a Certified DiSC Trainer, Rob has logged hundreds of instructional classroom hours. Rob is one of the most requested trainers for repeat business because his engaging style of storytelling and humor captivates an audience and moves them to action.

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