Building High Performing Cultures

Logistics

Location

All we need is a flat surface like a parking lot and we are good to go. A racetrack is not necessary (we work rarely at tracks), but can be a nice add-on. Here are some things to consider:

  1. Can the race car drive or be pushed into the space you are considering?
  2. When possible we like to run the car, how is ventilation?
  3. Will there be a noise or a busy street nearby?
  4. How can the location be ‘out of the way’ from distractions.

Examples of types of spaces:
– Surface parking lot
– Parking garage/structure
– Underground parking structure
– Indoor shop (cement surface)
– yes, even a race track!

Simple flat asphalt surface.

Simple parking lot with small tent.

Parking Garage (covered)

Under tent

Underground Parking Garage

Indoor (stationary) location

Even a racetrack

Accessibility

We need to be able to get equipment and our race car into the suggested site, as well as park the truck and trailer that haul everything we need. Below is some information on what we require here.

We have two different size trucks and trailers. The largest requires about 80 feet of parking space. As long as we can park the truck and trailer somewhere securely nearby, unloading of the car and equipment is not usually a problem. The closer we can get our truck to where we will deliver the program is ideal.

Weather

Time of year and type of weather is always a challenge of running any event. This program has been delivered in every sort of environment you can imagine, but there are some things you should consider when it comes to the one element that always changes – weather.

  1. You may wish to consider a tent for rain or even excessive sun.
  2. We can run the activity under the tent entirely. 40 ft x 60 ft tent is needed.
  3. A smaller tent only should you like to have the instructional classroom near the car, and weather is not an issue.

Safety Equipment

We provide safety glasses, mechanic gloves, knee pads, and ear protection (if desired). Participants should be instructed to dress comfortably for the weather with the understanding they will be doing something physical. Flat sole shoes (no heel), and no open toe is required. A simple running, tennis, athletic shoe is best.

The Classroom

For this 4 hour program, we spend about half of that debriefing and instructing on high performing cultures. This requires a classroom or debrief area. Ideally the closest to the race car is best. If indoor classroom is desired, then think about proximity to the race car location. We ask for a space with chairs and a flip chart. A couple of tables for equipment and refreshments are also a great idea.