By Godfrey Lee
The Manzanita Children’s Center in Marin City received eight new bicycles from Sensei International, who visited the center on March 21 and conducted a bicycle-building exercise. Sensei International, a consulting organization which works to improve the human performance in multi-national organizations, chooses the Manzanita Children’s Center to participate in this exercise.
Svitzer, the company that Sensei was currently working with is a global maritime company headquartered in Denmark. Svitzer offers a wide range of services, including ship towing, pilotage, fire fighting, and pollution response in ports around the world.
The Manzanita Children’s Center was chosen by Sensei as a location with a different culture with a creative environment for their Svitzer clients.
During the exercise, a number of games were played to emphasize the importance of the group participation, such as carrying cups on water on a tray in a relay race. The children also played with the hula-hoops. In the end, the eight teams assembled the bikes, although the adults, with their maritime experiences, did most of the work to complete the assemblage.