Congratulations to the US World Cup Soccer Team – nice job advancing to the next round! I’ll admit I’m not the biggest soccer fan in the world, but I am all about cheering for Team USA. For me it’s kind of like a lot of the sports in the Olympics – I don’t completely understand the rules or the strategy, but I really want us to win – USA! USA! USA!
Pardon me for the patriotism, but teamwork is what made this country. You’ll see teamwork everywhere if you pay attention, and not just in sports:
- Strangers pushing a stranded driver’s car through an intersection
- A family cooking a meal together
- A charity accomplishing a goal
And what of teamwork in business? What about the success of good teams in the workplace? Would you rather have “co-workers” and “clients,” or “teammates” and “fans”?
“In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two.” Lee Iacocca
My company is a great team – and it is easy for us to help other companies and groups celebrate their team. I have always liked when we design shirts to look like sports jerseys. Whether they conjure visions of a European soccer or a Big League ballclub – this style promotes the identity of a group, the relationship between co-workers and partners, a competitive spirit, and the concept of winning.
Got a favorite team? Feel free to comment and tell us why they rule.
If your organization is a great team, give them a free plug.
If your charity accomplished a goal, tell us about it.
If your favorite sports team is destined to kick butt this year, let’s hear it.
If you’re talkin’ smack, bring it.