My company had a team building session today. Coming in as pessimistic, I ended up actually liking it. We communicated well. Our game plans as much as flawed, worked. I think everyone was fairly calm and were easy to work with.
I learned a few lessons:
- We tend to forget about our team and the important things when we’re close to the finish line. We rush towards it and often letting some things fall apart.
- Things don’t always work as plan, improve, and move on.
- The key to moving forward is listening to others.
- Be with your team. Winning isn’t everything.
I thought it was fine to not win. Because at the end of the day it was about working as a team and improving my relationship and connections with my colleagues. So I was disturbed when some people started acting like bullies. I don’t know what’s their goal, or who they’re trying to impress.
I understand that it was a competition. But true sportsmanship should be through skills. There was no point to intimidate, disturb or trash talk. Especially not in this case.
The question is, would I have acted the same way had we not been the underdogs. Possibly. Why is that though?