Backgammon competitions help improve work efficiency
At work things can sometimes get crazy and we might be tempted to work harder and disregard the fact that we are surrounded by other people The only way to keep the interaction alive and get the staff to better know each other is by organizing a small and friendly competition where everyone is free to play and learn the game if they don’t already know it.
We are all driven by the constant need to be the best and to know more than others. For this reason alone we work harder whenever we feel our position being threatened by a competitive and we try to be the best at what we do. Regardless the type of work we do, from advertising to rocket scientists, we all need some time off once in a while so that we can relax and release the tension accumulated in time.
As a result, we play all types of games and engage in fun activities so that we can separate our private life from work. There are times when we work for so hard and so long that we don’t even know the people in our office then alone anything about them. The perfect way to break the ice and put work aside, making room for some social interactions is by playing a simple game of backgammon with your colleagues.
As you will rapidly observe, after playing a few games of backgammon you will learn to work more efficiently with those around you because you will feel comfortable around them. Because the fact that the backgammon board game offers you a totally unpredictable winner, this way no one is feeling cheated because they all have the same chance in winning. This new relationship of equality between employees is often a good thing and highly appreciated by the upper management.
There are some companies that pay out vacations and other recreational events in order to get their staff well connected and at the same time avoid the building of pressure from a recurrent stress factor. A good and at the same time efficient idea would be to organize backgammon competitions for those that everyone can play a one on one game with each of their colleagues. This way, during the game they will also be engaged at first in small talk and then leading the way to more serious and personal conversations once they have established a degree of confidence in one another.
Such office competitions and championships will be very appreciated by the staff mostly because they will have a sense of belonging and integrating within a larger group. The backgammon board game will facilitate this process easily even if there are players that are not familiar to the rules. This way, other will have to teach those that don’t know and thus backgammon becomes not only the main reason why people get together at a large event but also a perfect excuse to bond and form new friendships.