New Employee Team Building
A new employee team building event with Applied Materials allowed up and coming talented folks to meet each other in a fun, interactive and engaging activity.
Multiple teams competed to build a battle robot faster than each other, and for the World Record. After building, we battled in several rounds of robot combat.
The winning team, pictured here, had an impressive build time of 42:42 placing them 5th All-Time, and they are the fastest current Applied Materials robot build time!
Applied Materials “is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Applied’s expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables our customers to transform possibilities into reality.” Needless to say talented new employees are required to keep this type of market dominance and technological awesomeness going!
That is why Applied Materials uses our Robot Build and Battle 2 event to spark real interactions and ignite energy in the group. New employees have to work together to actually accomplish something; the robot has to work. In addition, it is a competition so they inherently want it to work great! As you may have experienced, this type of atmosphere often leads to the best conversations and discoveries about other people.
One often overlooked aspect of events like these is the energy that is created by the whole group. This type of enthusiasm translates directly into positive feelings about the employer, the other workers, and about the work space. Team building is one of the authentic ways to create real bonds, real feelings, and real positive enthusiasm at work.
It is authentic because the employees are doing it themselves, they are creating the energy, and they actually feel it. Compare this to a “rally” where they are essentially “told” to be enthusiastic; this creates an inauthentic experience where they should be enthusiastic but they don’t know why? Especially when dealing with top talent, people who are trained to be skeptical and discerning, it is critical to let the feelings and ideas come from themselves.
A huge thank you to Applied Materials for the opportunity to work with inspiring talent!