Our name, Gooseworks Consulting, is a tribute to the team behavior observed in flocks of Canada Geese. It is remarkable to think of the benefit that a workplace team or an entire organization might gain by making an effort to be a little more like the geese! Some food for thought ...
Fact #2: When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
What does it feel like to fall out of formation? What allows us to re-enter formation?
What happens when a colleague falls out of formation?
Fact #5: When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation of geese and try to catch up with the flock.
How do you support your colleagues during challenging times?
How do you like to be supported?
Credit: Facts taken from “Lessons from the Geese” written by Dr. Robert McNeish.