Aren't these phrases energising to you?
Well, they are and this is how we find our leaders and fight stress.
At GeekyBones, we adopt a gamification culture! We integrate games into our workplace as we all like playing games for entertainment. Cricket, above all other games, is our favourite, and it has made office lunch even more pleasurable.
It's just that playing Cricket is so much fun that it motivates our employees to participate and raise team morale.
Also it is truly said by the famous cricket player Ravindra Jadeja, "Cricket is such a sport that you get to learn something from someone every day,"
When you hear about on the roof cricket, doesn't it sound crazy? HAHA, indeed, it is crazy as we all were huge fans of cricket.
But, before you do that, make sure you have massive boundary walls all around your terrace so you don't fall down. Cricket is a field sport, therefore you should all enjoy it there. We didn't have enough room, so we started playing on a terrace that was completely enclosed by high walls and a net.
It all began with a six-person team and six overs. As the company flourished, we moved to a bigger location with a large, well-maintained ground. We go there every day during our lunch break with a team of about 20 players to experience on-field activity.
Yes, we bring it to life!
Remember how we used to queue outside the cricket stadium to catch a peek of the action on the field or just watch the matches on TV? However, during our lunch break, we now simply walk outside our office to the practice ground to play in the stadium.
We have a full fledged team including girls and boys. We play our game of cricket professionally where we have all the mandatory match equipment that includes bails, ball, bat, boundary, stumps and water bottles.
Sure, you could take a break and scroll your social media- but what have you actually changed? You’re still sitting at your desk looking at your screen. Your mobile phone doesn’t engage the brain like trying to bowl someone out or driving to catch the ball.
The idea here is to return to our seats, feeling revitalised. Any physical game would allow your body to move about after sitting for so long. Your mind has an opportunity to clear and refocus and that is what is crucial. Whether it's cricket or something else, the goal is to take a mental and physical break from your desk and job.
When you play cricket, you also have the added benefit of bonding. Nothing brings a group together like a strong performance on the field or a teammate bowling a game-winning strike.
And not only within the company but also with the outside world. Yes, it happened! Our cricket team, the GeekyBones, competes against other teams that enable team engagement at both psychological and physiological levels.
What else? Our clients also participate with us! We recently got our team tee-shirts from one of our best clients that crafts elite jerseys and team apparel. Isn’t it amazing?
The competitive environment of a fun-based team game boosts motivation among participants. In addition, team-based activities force players to interact, allowing them to break out of their introvert shells. Within GeekyBones, this new attitude on fellow colleagues is an added trait to an individual's self-development.