Underdogs

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:

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?