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Bowling is a great way to build a team, a crew of workers and even a family can benefit, because it builds positive reinforcements of teamwork while strengthening relationships. All involved learn to help their teammates, which is the idea behind team building exercises.
Whoever is chosen as your teammate depends on you…as you depend on them to succeed. Encouragement for each other is exciting, and so are prizes if you decide to add a little more fun and excitement to the game.
While not everyone is going to be a great bowler, the main goal is that it’s casual fun. It creates a relaxing and fun atmosphere for those who work together on a daily basis, but don’t often get a chance to learn about each other outside of work. Many people learn to understand who the real person is in this friendly competition.
Think about your business and what kind of team building activities you can develop. Maybe it will be an annual event that all your staff looks forward to. Mainly, once your team is back to work, they have a new idea of keeping on the ball for business.
What we accomplish when we work as a team is phenomenal! Brainstorming brings about great ideas. We are all created differently and that makes for a melting pot of amazing input and awesome results!
No one should try to be, want to be or be made to be an “island until themselves”, that will limit you to your ideas, input and singular results.
I think a successful team has members who want to pick each other’s brains, get each other’s ideas and experiences, and development and grow that information into something unstoppable. Take a look at successful people around you, whether famous or in your work or social environment, they seek out the people who have great ideas, are successful themselves and are not afraid to share their experiences.
For just a minute, let’s talk about those successful people who share their experiences and knowledge. Take a good look at them, they are confident, secure and carry themselves in a way that says, “I will help you, because I am not threatened or intimidated.” How do they get that way? It’s simple, by sharing and talking with others, who are themselves, secure and confident. You can learn a lot by hanging out with just these types of individuals!
Something to remember along the way, you will not always have the winning idea, you may think you do, but majority may rule…how will you accept that? Figure that out, I can only tell you that you have to see this in your own mind, while your idea was great, you may be the only one who saw it that way. Accept that, know who you are, and be willing to say that while you felt it was an amazing idea, the majority saw it differently. Why did they see it differently…because we are all created to be different from one another…and now, we are back to where we started.
One last thing to leave you with…this maturity doesn’t happen overnight, it comes from working with others, learning who you are, finding yourself and gaining confidence in life. One day you will realize that rejection didn’t really feel the way it used to, you’ll find that creative and constructive criticism helps you to grow and develop your skills. Move through life with a purpose and don’t carry extra weight, like a chip on your shoulder…it will only slow you down!