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Want to be part of our team?

We had friends over yesterday and they introduced us to a new game (let’s call it the ‘H-‘ game). The goal was to ‘create’ the best fireworks display ever.  The unique feature of the game was that everyone was working together on the same team towards tteamwork-1his task.  As part of the game, to start, we were each given four cards which we held in our hands.  The information printed on the cards, however, could only be seen by others as our cards were turned outwards toward the group.  Obviously, this made for a lot of fun (and confusion) as each of us had no idea of the cards we held in our hand.  We needed the questions and input of others to discover what pieces of the larger ‘puzzle’ we held in our hands.

Okay, I couldn’t help but make a link to the importance of teams. 

For one, working on a team can be just plain fun.  During the game, H-, we had some good laughs around the table as we tried to help each other figure out what cards each of us held in our hands.  A team should not be a burden, but a community where it is just good to be together with one another.

For another, working on a team can be harder than you think.  When you can’t see your cards, it’s hard to know where you ‘fit in’ the game, or to the team.  It takes effort to find one’s way into the bigger picture of the team.  Our default mode of ‘individualism’ often causes us to turn away from others, rather than work through the struggles of learning to hear others and work as a team.

Finally, once you know the benefits and blessings of working on a team, you start to tell others with the goal of inviting them to ‘join’ your team.  After playing one round of ‘H-’ with our friends, other friends happened to show up and we all started telling them about the great team game we had just finished.  We were ‘inviting’ them to join our team.

Okay, I couldn’t help but make a link to the importance of teams. 

How do I, how do you, share your excitement about our teams and invite others to become part of one of our teams?

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