Kaiser Permanente & Helping Hands, A Corporate Team Building Event

February 21st, 2016
Odyssey Teams Helping Hands - corporate team building event

Corporate Team Building Is Paramount For Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente, a nationwide medical consortium, knows the value of a corporate team building event. They have been working towards bettering their team for more than a decade. Kaiser Permanente has called on the give-back activity Helping Hands program more than once over the last decade. During their most recent event, they wanted to focus on celebrating the Kaiser Permanente team, but no one had any idea what they were in for.

When 115 of Kaiser’s corporate team came together they thought it was just going to be another corporate team building event where someone would just talk at them in an attempt at inspiration. They expected the lecture but were not informed of the event’s activities.

Surprise Is An Important Element For Team Building

It was a surprise to everyone that after building of LN-4 prosthetic hands, they would be donated to amputees around the world. Many of the participants were surprised and delighted to find that they were going to be giving back to someone in need.

“The need for these hands is enormous,” says Bill John, Odyssey Teams co-founder, and the event facilitator. “There are still six million more people waiting to receive one.”

Making A Difference For Someone Else

“You don’t very often get a chance to create something that you know is going to make a direct difference for somebody else,” said Patrick Courneya, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Kaiser Permanente. “This corporate team building event helped all of us draw connections to the meaning of the work that we do and how it touches on our own hearts because of the difference we make in the lives of our members.”

Many of the participants echoed the same electric feeling that Pat Courneya experienced. Corporate team building experiences don’t have to be lectures. They can and should be a celebration of the team and what they can do for the end users, or the company’s clients.

Corporations like Kaiser have helped Odyssey Teams distribute over 60,000 prosthetic hands to amputees worldwide through the corporate team building event, Helping Hands. Watch this for more on Kaiser’s experience with Odyssey Teams.

If you’d like to bring Helping Hands or another corporate give-back program to your company, please get in touch with us today!