Teamwork And The Sense Of A Goose

Teamwork And The Sense Of A Goose

Teamwork and the Sense of a Goose is best demonstrated when you see geese heading south for the winter flying in the “V” formation, and you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds about  71% greater range than if each bird flew on its own.

The Natural Sense of a Goose Demonstrates Teamwork in the Air and on the Ground

Lesson:  People who are a part of a team and share a common direction get where they are going quicker and easier, they are traveling on the trust of one another.

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.

Lesson:  If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are going.

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another goose takes over and flies point.

Lesson:  It pays to take turns doing hard jobs – with people or with geese flying south.

The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Lesson:  Words of support and inspiration help energize everyone, not just those on the front line.  What messages do we give when we honk from behind?.

Finally, when a goose gets sick or is wounded by a gunshot and falls out, two geese fall out of the formation and follow the injured one down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their group.

Lesson:  Practicing good teamwork and the sense of a goose, will help us understand the importance of supporting each other when things get rough.

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