Motivational Teambuilding with Green Bits

At Green Bits, motivational teambuilding is synonymous with charitable giving. That’s why they invited Magnovo to conduct a Puttin Pantry Workshop.

The medical cannabis industry is growing like a weed. Green Bits helps the retailers that sell it spend more time caring for patients and less time with administrative details.

Green Bits’ engineers develop and maintain point-of-sales technology that helps medical cannabis dispensaries with everything from accounting and auditing to compliance with state rules and regulations. Their digital innovations have set the industry standard for workflow, faster checkout lines, and inventory reporting. They process more than $2 billion in sales each year.

Yes, medical marijuana is a thing. And without it, hundreds of thousands of patients would suffer unnecessarily. There are 3 therapeutic compounds in medical cannabis: THC, CBD, and CBN. These chemicals help patients suffering from cancer, anorexia, or epilepsy cope with seizures, pain, nausea, muscle spasms, insomnia, and other maladies.

Inspirational and motivational teambuilding

Green Bits invited Magnovo to conduct some high-level motivational teambuilding in one of the most unusual venues we’ve ever visited. Green Bits wanted to support homeless veterans in their Portland Oregon community, so that’s where we met. Right in the heart of the city frequented by the homeless.

Admittedly, it was a little unsettling at first. But our facilitators were impressed by our client’s commitment to staging the workshop among the people they wanted to help. The importance of what we were doing and for whom was impossible to miss and too compelling not to fully embrace.

A motivational mystery

Apart from the locale, there was another element of surprise. The executives who hired us didn’t initially inform their 35 staffers about what we were going to do. The sight of boxes and bags of food made some think we were going to stage a food fight. Of course, they realized quickly that this wouldn’t work with canned goods.

You see, our Puttin Pantry involves lots of canned fruits, veggies, and meats; boxed pasta, cereals, crackers, and snack foods; as well as juices, sodas, and bottled water. Rather than shipping them in, we purchase everything from local stores–our way of “giving back” to the communities we visit.

Motivational teambuilding fun

We worked with 35 Green Bits staffers who totally got into it!  During the first half of the workshop, they split into teams and built a putt-putt golf course out of the food items.

Each team decorated their “hole” with balloons and construction paper. And the hole with the most whimsical decorations won. They spent the second half of the afternoon playing putt-putt golf and of course the team with the lowest score won.

Throughout the afternoon, while unpacking the food to create the golf course, and then playing the game itself, they devoured our training about personality styles. They were hungry for every lesson and insight. It was one of our most invigorating and inspiring workshops ever.

The recipient of the foodstuffs was a charity called Transition Projects. They provide food, clothing [particularly business attire for job interviews], dentistry, and other services for homeless veterans in the Portland community.

The donations were gratefully received. And for the Green Bits staffers, the whole experience with the Puttin Pantry Workshop provided a lot of food for thought.