Teamwork After 5 PM

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Teamwork is a selfless and conscious effort to complete a task or reach a goal. We often overlook the importance of team work inside and outside the walls of our work place. When two or more gather to accomplish one common goal the art of companionship is formed if even for minutes, hour, days or years. Each Thursday night, a group of BP staff extend their communal efforts to the basketball court. Each individual, regardless of their sport experience and skill, make impactful contributions to their team. During these games it is discovered that sometimes the smallest efforts make a great impact on the outcome of the game. All players assert themselves in one way or another. Sportsmanship and encouragement has been seen to prevail in the face of defeat and success. Not only does Thursday night basketball help these staff members to learn more about each other, but also allows them the opportunity to get out into the community and congregate with influential people who play a role in keeping our youth involved in the right things after their school day.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ­­Andrew Carnegie

Camaraderie outside of the work place help us to grow our relationship and discover human connections aside from our careers. When our staff members share their passion it allows for personal growth, respect and appreciation.

At BP we battle for and within our team for 40+ hours during the week, on Thursday nights, for 60 minutes those resilient efforts within the office transcend to the sport of basketball. Young, old, short or tall. Collective efforts ultimately create true achievement.

At BP, whether on the basketball court, within the walls of our offices or in the region of New York City, our teams come together for one common goal, to win. When one wins, we all reap the benefits of their success.