Fourteen member of Actelion’s sales teams highlighted that in one afternoon one group with a common purpose can make a meaningful and steadfast difference.
How? The power of play. Ninety-four percent of four-year-old children scored significantly above average in creativity. On their eighth birthday, only four percent of these children scored high for creativity.
Each and everyone of us is born with creative and inherent potential. As children we question everything. Why is X this tall? Why is Y this color? Why do you follow this rule?
Overtime we begin to question less and conform more, and that beautiful unique creativity begins to get covered up by rules, norms, routines, tasks, and everything else life throws our way.
On Thursday, these participants realigned themselves with the creative, playful, and unique genius within. They took a bag of trash and transformed it into soccer balls that children everywhere would want to play with and a product that everyone in the world would want to own. And they did this in just thirty short minutes.
But what they did stretched further than the potential they have within. They were able to tap into this potential and use it to leverage their ability to make a larger difference.
They donated indestructible soccer balls and a piece of a field to an African community whose culture heavily revolves around such a powerful game.
The impact did not end here, as these Actelion participants built sandals that in a few short months are going to be on children’s feet in disaster regions all over the world.
In one afternoon these individuals created a difference that will act as a touchstone highlighting the opportunities to come and the potential that is within.
These individuals are not just sales men and women of a pharmaceutical company, they were not just participants in some team building activity, they are Legendary Instigators who are bringing out the best in others by bringing out the best in themselves. And that is something that can be done anywhere, at anytime, and all that’s needed, is you.