Raman Nepali, a man of amazing energy and exuberance, was over at NepalBuzz’s offices, to talk to us. We share our offices with many technology companies, and the focus of his talk was teamwork. Specifically, on how to work together to achieve something that is not possible by any one person working individually.
Our coach for the day got us started with a story of migrating swans that fly in a formation. The unique formation they fly in lets them fly much higher, and much faster than they would be able to individually. When any individual swan who is at the outside of this formation gets tired, s/he is swapped out for a swan inside the formation, where they can rest. This helps them to fly continuously, without taking breaks, ensuring all of them reach their destination faster!
The point was hard to miss, but just to drive it home, we looked at videos of teamwork in action.
While the session started out with a focus on teamwork, it eventually turned out to be much more than that. Raman took us through a journey that gave us insights into how to live a fuller life, be happy, and spread the happiness. With infectious energy that filled the whole room, our beloved coach quickly got us all on our feet, doing all sorts of gestures with our hands.
By the end of two hours, we completed a lot of different actions, including dancing, meditation, clapping, and pumping ourselves up by saying YES WE CAN a whole lot of times.Continue reading..