Building Teamwork by Building Bikes
A-LIGN recently held its annual summer training, CLIMB 2017: ALTITUDE in central Florida. The training included interactive sessions designed to empower employees by fostering thought leadership, addressing evolving information security and compliance standards, and providing knowledge on new and emerging services.
The schedule this year included a philanthropic and team building session, which was created in collaboration with The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, where teams worked together to build Green Machine bikes. The teams worked to build 30 bikes using only an Allen wrench and a screwdriver.
Prior to the build, Kathleen Sipio, Representative and Development Officer of The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, spoke to A-LIGN, identifying and sharing the values and mission of The Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida is a nonprofit organization that provides at-risk children a safe place to learn and grow through a variety of core youth development programs. The organization’s 30 club locations currently serve 14,000 children aged 6 to 18.
“The bike build was a successful endeavor to not only promote teamwork but give back to the community. It felt amazing contributing to such a great organization, and to help tackle the challenges our local communities face. Knowing that I have given back to help these kids and brought joy into lives is incredibly rewarding,” said Sue Wells, Senior Manager at A-LIGN.
Once constructed, the bikes were sent to Kissimmee, Florida where they were received by the Tupperware Brands Branch Boys and Girls Club. These bikes are used as a tool for the branch to encourage physical activity among the children. A-LIGN strives to not only be a resource in assisting businesses but to go beyond to help the local community.
“A-LIGN is always looking to enhance its service delivery and one of the ways in which it strives to do so is by nurturing a collaborative environment. Activities, such as the bike build, are a fun and rewarding way to promote teamwork,” said Scott Price, Chief Executive Officer at A-LIGN. “But more importantly, we wanted to give back to the community – together. While we provide employees with annual community service days to use volunteering with the organizations that mean the most to them, we continue to seek the opportunity to bring everyone together to work for a single cause. I was beyond impressed by everyone’s ability to work together on this project, and we look forward to making community service a continued part of our annual training.”
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