Tears at the end of the program...

Nicki McKenzie - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In a lot of cases tears at the end of a program would be bad, but when they are tears of joy we totally welcome them.

This was the impact that the Atlas Iron ‘Ngayanhtharti’ Day had on hundreds of people: an impact that will live on in the Pt Hedland community.

Many people have a preconceived idea of team building that isn’t always positive; however Transforming Teams is no ordinary team building company, so when we were asked by Atlas Iron to create a community day which would include over 200 Atlas volunteers in Pt Hedland, we accepted the challenge and began exploring all the amazing opportunities that we could tap into.

We received a reaction of disbelief when we asked different community groups what they would like if we had a magic wand. It was brilliant: they got creative and we got planning.

During the day, Atlas and Pt Hedland Community volunteers got busy:

  • Installing a stunning new playground
  • Doing gardening projects at multiple venues
  • Line marking basketball and netball courts
  • Accomplishing amazing community clean ups
  • Giving buildings makeovers both inside and out
  • Painting, painting and then painting some more
  • Reading stories to children
  • Revamping a building and creating a studio for a future community radio station
  • Paving numerous outdoor areas
  • Providing and installing much needed shade sails at different locations; and
  • Cooking over 2000 sausages for volunteers and children from 5 primary schools.

Even in 36 degree heat, you could not wipe the smiles off the Atlas Iron volunteer’s faces as they realised what a huge impact they were having on so many lives. With many hands, passion, and five hours to complete tasks, the Atlas Iron team delivered what many would consider impossible. The connection with commnity members on the day was inspirational, the team stronger, and the company culture was lived to the letter.

We live in a society where time is money, and in a lot of cases it is easier to hand someone money than give them your time. This day involved giving time, working side by side with the community, and completing projects that everyone could be proud of. Teamwork at it’s best.

When was the last time your team building day achieved great things?

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Transforming Teams is a Western Australian training company that was founded in early 2010 by trainer and experiential facilitator, Nicki McKenzie.Having seen the benefits of experiential training first-hand, Nicki was excited by the idea of delivering quality training that utilised both traditional classroom techniques as well as experiential activities to create a more effective learning environment.

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