Fun Teambuilding Activities at Exeter Finance
At Exeter Finance, fun teambuilding activities are as much about giving back to the community as they are about building relationships with colleagues. That’s because corporate social responsibility is a priority from the top down.
Providing financial solutions to help people get where they want to go. How’s that for a simple but profound mission?
And in the Exeter Finance zone, helping people get where they want to go means getting there by car. The company started rolling in 2006. Today they work with car dealerships and car buyers from coast to coast.
They make car ownership possible for people from all walks of life. And the formula is simple: build solid relationships with dealers and treat customers with honesty and integrity.
Benefits of being a good corporate neighbor
Charitable workshops can be fun teambuilding activities because everyone involved benefits. Our Rescue Buddies Charitable Workshop is a perfect example. It provides stuffed animals to traumatized or sick children who need something to hold on to.
Medical professionals and police officers give them to youngsters after a tragedy or during a prolonged illness. These first responders are gratified to know they can make a frightened child feel safer.
All of our workshop participants who assemble the toys absolutely love knowing their efforts can make such a tremendous difference in the life of a suffering child. And that youngster has something to cling to when they need it. A sense of security. A friend. Peace. Fun teambuilding activities that include charitable giving guarantee that everyone benefits.
Fundamentals of fun teambuilding activities
We met 45 Exeter staffers in Dallas at a cleverly–and appropriately–named venue, Team Building With Taste. Our 45 attendees split into teams and competed for some of the parts they’d need to assemble their Rescue Buddies. They made bears, and birds, and an assortment of huggable, loveable toys for children in the Dallas community.
The competition was “friendly” but it was also strategic. Every phase reinforced some of the leadership, teambuilding, and communications skills we’d discussed. The toy assembly was a practice run in applying these principles.
We donated the 45 Rescue Buddies to the Dallas Police Department. The officers would stash the toys in their patrol cars and give them to children at the sites of car accidents, domestic violence crime scenes, and the like.
At the end of the day, the Exeter Finance staffers were so impressed with the whole experience they asked our facilitators to do a recap of lessons learned and it was phenomenal. Groups like this put the “fun” in fun teambuilding activities.