Prepared for Peter W. | Delivered September 15, 2019
Team Building Companies and Best-In-Class Examples
To identify top companies that provide team building or group facilitation and large companies that are best known for learning and development for purposes of investigating options for a career change.
Preliminary research indicates that there are several companies that specialize in team building and group facilitation. In addition, there is plenty of information available on large companies that excel at learning and development.
TeamBonding is a company that assists organizations of all sizes with planning team building events and facilitates over
events per year.
Events are customized based on an organization's values, goals, and culture. TeamBonding offers more than
100 team building
options, but can also develop personalized events as well.
The group facilitators at TeamBonding provide "fresh, exciting,
" for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, startups, and universities.
TeamBonding's event facilitators have "
" for team building and "have the ability to inspire; to engage; to foster positive, authentic connections and
that last long after [an] event is over."
Companies that have used TeamBonding
include Apple, Coca-Cola, Ford, HSBC, Google, IBM, McDonald's, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks, Nintendo, Volkswagen, Adobe, American Express, and others.
OUTBACK TEAM BUILDING & TRAINING
Outback Team Building & Training is a company that offers "
flexible, fast team building
, training, and consulting" and has worked with
14,000 corporate groups
across North America.
in team building activities, smartphone activities, and employee training and professional development programs.
Outback Team Building & Training is "the
leading team building event
and group activity producer in North America" and has been in operation for
over 20 years
The company is growing and is "
hiring fresh new talent
to help us get there as we expand globally."
Companies that have used Outback Team Building & Training include "
Disney, Microsoft, McDonalds
, Expedia, Toshiba, Google, Shell, Dell and Coca-Cola."
LARGE COMPANIES KNOWN FOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Google's G2G Training Method "promotes a culture that
." It allows employees to grow within the organization with on-the-job training and "
trusts its employees
to be smart, capable and motivated and have the capacity to grow the organization’s learning
Google also offers the "Whisper Course" for its managers, which consists of bite-sized lessons that "
of the importance of regularly showing genuine and explicit appreciation for their team members." These "nudges" spur managers to take action and "
in a predictable way."
Microsoft uses the work of
, a psychology professor at Stanford University who has pioneered and championed the idea of a
t when learning new skills.
Microsoft's goal is to "encourage employees to embrace a change in their mindset and believe that if they are
eager to learn
, their skills will improve over time."
In terms of learning and development, Facebook has the goal to "promote respect and foster a culture of
Managing Unconscious Bias
" is its most recognized learning
and is based on the "belief that understanding and managing unconscious bias can help employees build stronger, more
diverse and inclusive organizations
Facebook also has a Bootcamp, which is a six-week introduction to Facebook's code base. It is mandatory for all Facebook engineers and allows them to "determine how they
want to contribute
to the company and it gives old and new employees an internal network that creates unity."
For Facebook managers, there is the "
Engage Coaching Program
", which provides new managers with one-on-one sessions with an executive coach.
Finally, Facebook offers the
(Facebook Leadership in Practice) program, which is a "
where leaders receive feedback and coaching from their peers and executives." Participants receive insights into
for leadership, case studies, and team building exercises.
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