Learning from the Animals
When you see geese flying in a "V" formation, you might be interested in knowing what scientists have discovered about why they fly that way. (Author Unknown)
TEAM PARTICIPATION CAN BE REWARDING IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.
- As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each flew separately.
Maybe people who share the same common direction and community could get where they are going quicker and easier if they travel on the trust of one another.
- Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance for trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.
There is strength, power and safety in numbers when traveling (and working) in the same direction with those whom you share a common goal.
- When the lead goose gets tired, it will rotate to the back of the "wing" and another goose flies point.
It pays to share the workload.
- The geese in the back honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
We should always encourage other team members. We also need active support and praise.
- When a goose gets sick or is wounded and falls out of formation, two geese fall out and follow him down to help and protect him. They stay until the crisis is resolved and then start out on their own or with another group to catch up with their original group.
There are times when a team member will need someone to stand by them as well as times when you will need a group member to stand by you.
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