Zipping around Bandimere Speedway at up to 55 mph, the MPP Infusion revenue operations (ROPS) team raced go-karts around a .6 mile track in Morrison, Colorado for a recent team-building exercise. The staff learned about the benefits of being part of a team and, by having this shared experience, they do an even better job providing the RV Difference to MPP patients.
On October 15, eighteen ROPS employees went to Action Karting, donned full-body racing jackets, neck collars, gloves, and helmets and picked their go-kart. They were divided up into two groups and each raced between 6-8 laps in three heats.
The five racers from the two groups with the fastest lap times then had a final showdown heat of nine laps. Congratulations to Senior Director of Corporate Operations Lisa Yoakum who had the fastest lap time of a little over a minute at 1:01.282!
With the whole track to themselves, the ROPS team raced for about 2 1/2 hours as they strived to improve their times, cheered each other on, and lightly razzed those who flipped their go-karts off the track. The team-building exercise taught all MPP Infusion ROPS employees how to work through adversity and focus their energies on being the best they can be…for each other and for all MPP Infusion patients.
“[Infusion Director of Revenue Operations] Leslie [Calkins] wanted to do a team building event that was different than the standard stuff. This is a pretty competitive group and everybody participated,” said Yoakum.
“Leslie has built a competent and professional team and it showed at the event,” praised Yoakum.
Afterwards the department headed to the Morrison Inn for dinner and drinks.