Teams Building Bridges
We had a company training session in May for our entire team at our new headquarters in Pittsford. We do these periodically throughout the year to keep everyone sharp and in tune to our mission – and to our team.
Each training session has some fun and creative team-building exercises that everyone seems to enjoy.
Learning Valuable Skills
One of the events was building bridges with a very limited set of materials with which to work, as you can see in the photos.
The sparse materials consisted of string, sticks, paper, and a hot glue gun. All that was needed to build a strong bridge was teamwork, planning and a very healthy dose of creativity!
No problem. We’ve got this!
Collaboration is the Key
All four teams had a great time collaborating and gathering ideas and input from all members, on how to design and then build a bridge that met the length requirements and could bear the weight of the dump truck loaded with bricks.
If it sounds or looks difficult, it’s because it was! Fortunately nobody was deterred by the challenges that lie ahead!
I have to say there was some nail biting as we watched those dump trucks easing their way toward the middle – the most vulnerable spot on all the bridges. In the end, however, it was exciting and rewarding to see the accomplishments and the pride of ownership of the teams whose bridges passed the test. I am proud to say that ALL FOUR TEAMS BUILT BRIDGES THAT PASSED THE LOAD TEST! That’s a pretty remarkable accomplishment in my book.
Congratulations and thank you TEAM Carpenter & Costin! You’ve proven once again that you understand and value the importance of relationship building – and we all had a little fun.