Being part of a team
Like many of you, I’ve been gripped by the Women’s Football World Cup that’s currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand. It’s such a brilliant showcase of athletes at the top of their game, and I do wonder how they perform so well under a lot of expectation.
Some of you may remember me talking about the European tournament last year, which eventually ended with an England win. It was such an exciting time for women’s sport, and it was fantastic to see the tournament being given the coverage it really deserved.
Throughout this tournament, there have been flashes of individual brilliance such as Ireland’s captain Katie McCabe scoring a goal directly from a corner kick or Australia’s Sam Kerr with a fantastic semi-final goal from outside of the penalty area.
But on the whole those teams that have made real progress in the competition are those that have worked together.
The brilliance of team
In fact this has been backed up by research: teams that have a high and accurate number of passes between players are more likely to score more goals, meaning they will be more successful. It’s also true that the more passes you make, the more accurate they become. Another reminder that practice makes perfect!
I always think that there is so much we can take from sport that we can use in our working and personal lives. I think about the team we have here at Nash Squared. We are multiple teams within one big team; all pulling in the same direction, all trying to reach the goal of being part of a successful organisation, and of course with a few flashes of individual brilliance along the way.
Of course at Nash Squared we don’t do our business in a big football stadium, but we are still in a kind of tournament, where the competition is to do the very best for our customers, our company and ultimately we hope for ourselves.
Collaborating across Nash Squared is the same as making that accurate pass or through ball. Who are you looking to pass the ball to in our team?
And finally, many congratulations to Spain and England for making the final. Let’s hope it’s a good match, with either team being worthy winners.
Hope you keep safe and well this weekend.