Strong Teams, Strong Companies: Strategies for Success from Soccer

According to the motto “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”, the fundamental principles of how to treat one another play a decisive role in the success of a team. This is especially evident in team sports. With a view to the European Championship 2024, we want to use the example of a soccer team to illustrate the power of team spirit and what you can take away for your own team.

A Focus on Cohesion – Regardless of Victory or Defeat

At the heart of successful teams is an unwavering bond that cannot be affected by the short-term outcome of a game. The true strength of a team is particularly evident after a defeat or a mistake on the pitch. Deeply rooted values such as respect, loyalty and optimism reflect the character of a team, and go far beyond technical skills.

Decoding Behavior: Recognizing Team Values

Interestingly, teams often communicate without words, and their actions and body language send clear signals that have a powerful impact both inside and outside the team.

Some examples are:

  • Appreciation: a player gives another player a thumbs up, even if a pass is incomplete, to show appreciation for the attempt.

  • A Sign of Solidarity: FIf a player falls down, he does not get up until he is given a hand. This is not only physical support, but also a sign of solidarity.

  • Respectful Treatment: after conceding a goal, team members do not react by pointing fingers, but instead encourage each other to remain optimistic and not give up.

How Can Non-verbal Communication Be Transferred to the Corporate World?

Imagine if this kind of solidarity and mutual support were prevalent in your company. How would this improve the work environment and employees’ productivity? At PAWLIK, we believe that the principles that lead to success in team sports can also be applied to corporate culture.

We can help you develop measures to improve team performance and create an environment in which everyone feels valued and motivated..

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