Before Life Cycles Event:
The Life Cycles program, like all of our give back activities, starts by identifying the specific business goals and core company values the team building program will deliver upon. A conference call will be set-up with a tenured facilitator to discuss specific messaging, desired learning objectives, interactive components, and pacing of the Life Cycles™ bike building program.
During the Life Cycles Event:
Session I – Icebreaker /Introduction:
Group participation, engagement, and application are emphasized in this powerful opening as we relate them to specific business values as identified in the meeting before the event. Communication, purpose-driven work, and customer-centered thinking are the foundation for success in the Life Cycles program. Whether you book a live program or purchase a DIY team building kit the benefits are endless.
Session II – Start wrenching: The teams begin to engage in experiential learning through collaboration as the bicycles are assembled in teams.
Session III – Project End: Clean-up begins and preparations are made to present the finished bicycles. Expert bicycle safety technicians will double check every part of every bicycle prior to being donated to the children.
Session IV – Surprise Guests: This is the most emotionally packed part of this give back activity. All the bicycles are finished and lined up. Then we surprise every team member by bringing in children from the local Boys and Girls Club or YMCA that the bicycles will be donated to. Participants witness as the children strapped on their helmets and ride the bicycle for the first time. The teams get to see the children’s reactions, and they can ask them about their opinions and feelings.
Session V – Debrief / Transference: Watching the children smile as they ride their bikes stirs a strong emotional response. It is at this moment that the team connects what they have done to the how and WHY they have done it. The Odyssey Team Facilitator then asks everyone to connect the team building revelations with who the team member is personally, how they perform in their job, and what their life’s goals are. This is the most powerful part of the give back activity.
Session VI – Tipping Points™: Tipping Points are original quotes, lessons, and comments that the teams write down at the end of the give back activities. We then email everyone in the group a quote a day to help tip individuals and teams into better performances. Sometimes organizers post tipping points around the office or distribute them in newsletters for the entire group over a period of time.
Session VII – Close.