Building strong office teams on the field
Startups as well as corporates are creating sports leagues to encourage employees to participate and boost team engagement, find new leaders and fight stress
Vijay Sethi, a unit leader, joined a new team at Royal Bank of Scotland India, a year ago. All the team members were new, so Sethi, a sports enthusiast, signed them up for a forthcoming cricket tournament organized by the company. They played the whole season. “Our performance was average but what we achieved was bonding," says Sethi, 32. “By the end of the day, we had built a good relationship, felt fitter and were ready to achieve anything." The tournament, he adds, made the team members feel like they could deal with challenging situations together, as a team.