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Category: Teamwork

4 Teamwork Lessons from The Iditarod

March 13, 2015 Posted by Chris Wysong

The Iditarod started last weekend and Michael Lee Stallard of FOXBusiness breaks down four teamwork lessons that anyone can learn from the 1,000 mile race. 4 Teamwork Lessons from The Iditarod By: Michael Lee Stallard (FOXBusiness) Saturday begins the Iditarod, a grueling dog sled race that spans nearly 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Not only is the terrain challenging but wind chill temperatures have fallen to as low as 130 degrees below zero in past races. The winner of the first Iditarod in 1973 took almost three weeks to finish. Today racers can complete the Super Bowl of dog sled races in less than 10 days. Adversity faced by sled dog teams racing in the Iditarod makes the event a stress test for teamwork and the cohesiveness of a teams culture. Reading about it, I could see parallels between sled dog teams and teams of people in organizations. Nearly all teams pull together during the good times. Difficult times test team culture as teams face obstacle after obstacle

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