Tomorrow the World Cup starts…so there will be no more updates on this blog for a while…see you all in a month’s time. Have fun.
No seriously though. For the next month the focus of the world (at least for football fans) will be on winners. Which teams win their first games, who scores enough goals to get through the group stages. Who will do best in the later stages and, of course, the question everyone is interested in…who is going to be the winner of the World Cup 2014.
To a certain extent that is human nature, we are fascinated by who is the best, the fastest, the strongest, has amassed the most points, or trophies, or Twitter followers or, well anything really.
The leaderboards in CTP Teams and the weekly, monthly and annual prizes all feed into this system too…but that is not all that it does. We need to look past “the top three” sometimes and focus more on the individual.
Remember that it is individuals who make up teams and it is individuals working together who make a team strong. It is also individuals who can bring a team down and who can make other members feel demotivated or demoralized.
So while I am not saying it is wrong to focus on winners…I am saying that is not where our only focus should lie. CTP Teams is about people, it is about individuals coming together for a shared purpose. Let us never lose sight of that fact and let’s give each member of our teams the help and support they need…just as they do the same for the team.
Now let’s see what dramas the World Cup has in store. I am sure I will return to this subject before the month is out.