BBG Corporate Training
 

Overview
Bicycle Factory is a turbo-charged team game filled with learning and excitement. Teams compete to create the most profitable business, mentally pedalling their way through an ever-changing business climate that reflects the fluctuations that occur in real-world situations. Participants make decisions critical to the success of the company, such as what to produce, what inventory to purchase, and who should do each job. But they need to be always alert and adaptable. Just when everyone gets comfortable with their role and the way things are functioning, our facilitators introduce change that keeps everybody on their toes.

This fast-paced, exciting event engages the whole group and creates an atmosphere that is both open, fluid and conducive to learning. Participants come to understand that their personal involvement, the ability to build relationships, the decisions they make and their attitude are key factors of both personal and corporate success.

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The Experience
Teams establish companies and must compete against one another to be the most successful and efficient high-end bicycle parts company. Through teamwork and careful planning, teams acquire raw materials, manufacture products, and meet fluctuating market demands. Missing key opportunities, failing to communicate, or poor team work will result in lower profits or even significant losses. Throughout the game, participants are challenged to increase output, to innovate and diversify.

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Key Learnings
Participants learn that success in an organization is dependent on foresight, clear communication, and an appreciation of the role of each person on the team. Each member learns that ownership and mastery of individual actions is essential to personal success and critical to team success. The Bicycle Factory experience also illustrates how each individual functions in a high-pressure, stressful environment. It offers valuable tools to help participants function more effectively individually and as a team, and know how to assist others when the pressure is on.

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Participants will also learn to:

  • Work smarter, not harder
  • Gather and apply information to the decision-making process
  • Manage resources for maximum productivity
  • Employ a ‘we’ rather than a ‘me’ mentality
  • Understand how their role impacts company-wide goals
  • Build internal and external relationships
  • Maximize results while under strong environmental pressures
  • Take personal ownership of actions

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Practical Details

  • Event Groups of 15 – 200 participants
  • Teams of  5 – 10 participants
  • 3-4 hours per session
  • Suitable for cross-functional teams at all levels
  • Ideal for use in both a conference or a training seminar

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