NEC Corporation of America’s (NECAM) Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) team had a bit of fun with a team building exercise during their annual sales conference. Kevin Flynn, ETS Vice President, chose a team building event that would bring his team and the ETS supporting teams together by participating and competing in an event that gives back to the community.
Joined by NECAM president and CEO Shin Takahashi and other executives, the group was divided into teams that competed to complete a series of challenges similar to those from the popular television game show “Minute to Win It”. Each time a team won a challenge, they would receive a part of a bicycle that they would later build.
Once all parts for the bikes were given out, each team received the base of the bike that they were to build. But there was a twist. The bike bases were all marked with a specific color tape, as were each of the parts. Teams had to barter and negotiate with each other to obtain the parts that had the same color tape as the frame they were given, truly putting their sales expertise to the test!
The finished bikes were donated to Texas Bikes for Tykes, a non-profit charity organization that builds or repairs bikes that are given to underprivileged children and adults in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as Mexico, Honduras, and Ghana.