PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Professional logger Myless Hooper
pushes for teambuilding in and out of the office. For a timber company, workers are often spread thin in vast forests and depend on one another for support. The same principle holds true in corporate office settings as well. Teambuilding, according to Hooper, is a crucial practice that benefits companies looking to grow and become successful.
"Whether it's a sporting event, office exercise, or community fundraiser, the players or workers benefit from group interaction and teambuilding exercises," North Carolina logger Myless Hooper says. "Becoming a team is more than just setting goals and working together; it's an image-building strategy and helps companies in any industry become successful."
According to a recent article
on the Washington Post, the nationally-renowned U.S.A. hockey team focused on building up confidence and helping the community by off-ice activities. The team consists of 48 players, coaches, and officials who will fly off to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next year. Though insurance reasons prohibited teams at the Olympic training camp from hitting the ice, the U.S. team participated in various community events. For one, they saw presentations through the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and skated with children's groups.
"Athletes are more than players in a roster," Myless Hooper says. "By reaching out to the community and sharing experiences within the team, members, workers, and players learn how to participate in a world bigger than an office space. For loggers, that office space is massive."
David Poile, the team's general manager, says he is focusing off-ice time to build player relationships and getting everyone to know everyone else, an especially important aspect considering the team is made up of players throughout the NHL.
Hooper considers himself a coach for Fayette-Brown Summit Schools, a program that teaches self-confidence and promotes teamwork for underprivileged youth. He believes that it is never too early to learn about teamwork, whether on or off the field. The program focuses around sports activities that encourage youth to drop social barricades in order to learn how to cooperate with other kids. In a team-based setting, either in an office or an ice rink, teams will suffer from social inhibitions.
Another important aspect of teambuilding exercises is that people learn a sense of personal responsibility. This, according to Hooper, is critical for corporate success.
"Everyone has a job, whether they like it or not," Hooper says. "In an office environment, the employees count on you to get the job done right in order to reach certain goals."
Goal-setting, according to Hooper, is the basis of a team's motivation. Scoring a goal, completing a project, or fulfilling a sales quota all depend on a group's combined efforts. He encourages teams of all kinds to work together to figure out what they want to accomplish in order to lay the framework for success. Myless Hooper believes that teambuilding is, in essence, what transforms people into responsible, hard-working players.
Myless Hooper, a North Carolina logger, is an active supporter of Fayette-Brown Summit Schools. The program strives to provide education and teambuilding exercises for troubled youth in order to give them opportunities outside of their home lives. Hooper supports teambuilding exercises and says the advantages of a good, communicative team are endless. As a logger, he understands that every worker relies on everyone else.