The Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance BIBF has organised a Project Management Team Building event for the British Embassy in Bahrain. The event was a practical implementation of project management principles that helped learners to apply and better understand the principles of project management, from the start of a given project to the delivery of a product or result.
The event was held at the Bahrain National Museum with the participation of UK Embassy staff, led by the British Ambassador to the Kingdom, his Excellency Mr. Simon Martin.
The participating teams were required to assemble a bicycle utilising their skills and knowledge in Project Management principles. The important element of the bicycle assembling lies within its major impact in building a team spirit as participants learn quality, time, and budget controlling skills while competing with each other.
The BIBF’s Head of the Operations, IT and Project Management, Mr. Ahmed Naeemi said, “We are pleased to team up with the staff of the UK embassy by providing them with practical knowledge of Project Management through this Team Building Event especially with the participation of his Excellency the British Ambassador Mr. Simon Martin.”
“As part of the core beliefs of the BIBF, we believe that an organisation functions more efficiently when we employ team dynamics. The Team Building Event provides participants with activities that generates dialogue and enables in-depth communication, in order for work colleagues to learn to feel comfortable around one another.”
This event aims to cultivate improved workplace relationships by engaging employees in various project management activities and most importantly, it employs project management to give back to society through a charitable cause by bringing happiness to children.
At the end of the full day assembly exercise, each team donated their assembled bicycle to a child from Al Sanabil Children’s Home. This donation is part of the BIBF’s corporate social responsibility approach that aims to take responsibility for the organisation’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing.