In corporate projects, it is easy to get caught in the swirl of excitement and endless possibilities. It is always tempting to move forward without taking enough time to plan out a strategy. However, an activity without a strategy can end up wasting time and resources. It is always better to plan well so you can execute well to end well. Ensure that you work with the strengths of your team members.
2. Work with strengths
Make the athletic people run, and make the less athletic guard the base. This is working with strengths. Put in place people with the right skills.
Together, the team can achieve more. As a member of the team, you are tasked to play a certain role, either to run around and shoot targets, or to guard the base. Being part of the team means focusing on your assigned task and doing it well. Trust that your other teammates will be doing the same to the best of your ability. Teamwork means sticking to a well-planned strategy that makes full use of their strengths.
In the corporate world, because of different viewpoints, there are people who are hesitant to do their jobs well and they end up going solo. But the idea of teamwork is that the sum of all efforts exceeds the sum of individual efforts combined. Therefore, it is crucial to learn to do you part as a member of the team to the best of your abilities. This is the same with laser tag. If you are tasked to run around, run with all your strength, if you are tasked to guard, guard with your life.
However, to make this possible, the team must be led by a good leader because a good leader commands trust. Trust is essential to ensure that the team works well.
A leader has a very important job. He not only states the strategy, but it is his duty to elicit the best strategy from the group. A leader must be the command post of the team. He must lead the strategy discussions, and ensure that everyone buys in the strategy. Although this is just a game, being able to command leadership is very meaningful. If people are still willing to follow you 'without' a reward, that means you can truly motivate from the heart. This can be seen as a huge leadership potential. What better way to showcase this than through 'mere' games?
5. Focus on the goal
During the game, it is easy to get caught in the moment and forget about the goal. Once that happens, the strategy will be questioned and eventually abandoned. Always be clear on the team’s goal and your goal as the member of the team. If your assigned goal is to bring down the enemy base, then focus all your attention to it. Only when each team member relentlessly pursues his or her goal can the team’s goal be achieved.
Good communication is key in any activity. At the very least, it prevents people from being upset. When done most effectively, it can stir up the hearts and motivate people to do very well. Communication is ongoing; it never stops. It is at the start of the game, throughout the game, until the game ends.
As the game starts, each team must be able to communicate their ideas, their strengths and their reservations without affecting the morale of the team. Throughout the game, the leader must continuously motivate this team. He should communicate how they are doing with the strategy. He must keep them focused. During the end, communication is important to affirm each one’s value, which paves way to better relationships. Better relationships mean that the team is set to achieve more in the future.
Enjoy playing laser tag, and enjoy learning the corporate musts.
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