At Great Clips, fun corporate team building activities are part of the culture as is charitable giving. It’s just who they are and what they do. So our recent charitable team building workshop was a blast, Great Clips style!
Great Clips grew at a great clip
A couple of great visionaries started Great Clips in 1982. From 150 franchise salons in 1988, Great Clips grew into 4,300 salons throughout North America. Know what else is great about Great Clips? It’s a 100 percent franchised company whose franchisees employee some 40,000 stylists.
A famous comedian once quipped that “gray hair is God’s graffiti.” Gray, blonde, or red—no matter what color or style—every client leaves looking like a masterpiece thanks to the artistry of Great Clips’ stylists. Forgive the pun, but they are truly on the cutting edge!
Team bonding through fun corporate team building activities
Another clever quote declares that “life’s too short to have boring hair!” I wouldn’t be surprised if a Great Clips stylist said this first! That’s because Great Clips’ corporate culture is brimming with creativity, exuberance, and fun! They recently invited Magnovo’s professional development team to conduct a training session. The goal: to review company goals and boost their bottom line. But it was mandatory that everyone have a great time in the process.
We met 200 Great Clippers at the Hilton Minneapolis Downtown for one of our most customizable team building events, the Charity Giving Station workshop. When it comes to charitable giving, we know that one size does not fit all! So we make each event fit the needs, interests, and schedules of our clients.
A Charity Giving Station workshop is literally a marathon of kindness that allows our clients to do as much or as little as they chose.
For some clients variety is key. So they may spend an afternoon assembling bikes, wheelchairs, military care packages, and food pantry donations. Whatever the target, we make sure they hit the mark.
During the Great Clips Charity Giving Stations event, the focus was on kids. So we divided the 200 staffers into teams and assembled 400 stuffed animals. These bears, birds, turtles, and fish are Rescue Buddies given to children who’ve recently suffered a trauma.
First responders–police officers, EMS personnel–keep a stash in their vehicles to give to children at the scene of an accident, house fire, or other catastrophes. The toys sooth and support troubled young hearts and help them cope.
Fun corporate team building activities can bring healing
We never saw such a large contingent of workshop participants pull together so quickly. They were grateful for the chance to help the kids who’d receive these new toys and they worked at a pretty fast clip to make sure each toy was perfect.
The Twin Cities YMCA was blown away by our huge batch of Rescue Buddies and couldn’t thank the Great Clips crew enough. Of course, Great Clips has a long established corporate social responsibility program, called Great Deeds. So the energy and passion they exhibited was nothing new. It’s just who they are and what they do!