Team UP – A Flock of Geese?

Posted on June 24, 2014 by


Geese flight formationAs a team the staff here at UP are always happy to learn from the good example set by other successful teams.

With the summer solstice been and gone,  it won’t be too long before we see geese starting to arrive again for the winter.  The V formation they take when migrating is an inspirational example of team working at its best and got us thinking about feats of physical endurance and how a team can achieve much more than an individual working alone.

With this is in mind an intrepid team of 10 from UP and their friends and family have challenged themselves to run 10 x 10Ks in one day in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Most of the team are no spring chickens (or geese) and have never even run for a bus in recent years, never mind 10k….so this is no easy feat.

So what can the team learn from the geese?

  • When flying in formation geese rotate leadership so responsibility is shared equally
  • They expend less energy when flying together so can achieve more
  • They help each other so that when one goose falls out of the formation two others will stay with it until it recovers
  • They honk at each other to help motivate the team and to ensure they are all working towards a common goal.

Team UP will try to take all of this on board to achieve a total fundraising target of £1010.  Please follow the link below if you would like to sponsor us and give us a honk if you see us out training!

Thank you!