Bosch IT: Team Building Robots and “Shark Tank” to Practice Marketing
Bosch is a world leader in automotive parts and other engineered products. I know Bosch from tools such as table saws and drills. They are based in Germany and their focus is clearly on quality. They integrated Team Building Robots into an overall “Shark Tank” concept, where each team was responsible for marketing their robot business concept to “investors.” This was a very creative example of how team building with robots using our Robotics Team Building event can be used to deliver the overall theme of the meeting. The extraordinary features of the program, and the engaging experience of working with robots in an accessible way, combine to create an unforgettable session with lasting ROI.
Team Building Robots was a great fit for Bosch as the robots are high quality engineered components using aircraft grade aluminum, the type of material and craftsmanship worthy of a company like Bosch. The teams first built functioning robots using teamwork and leadership, and competed for the world record build time. Once completed, they practiced using the robot in a series of seven fun robot competitions and they became familiar with its capabilities. They used this knowledge and a creative business model approach to invent and market a robot business model that would work.
They each had a chance to sell their concept to the “Shark Tank” and were voted up or down … or maybe. A perfect event for a hotel that was directly across the street from Trump Tower in Chicago.
This approach leveraged Team Building Robots to infuse their entire meeting with a unique and stimulating theme and powerful learning that was applied immediately to their bottom line. Global leaders returned to their respective countries and used the business model approach practiced with the robots to discover new opportunities for sales.