5 Ways Golf Can Elevate Your Career LevelKimberly
Did you know that integrating golf in your professional life can boost your career? There is no better time than this summer to build lasting relationships, break down barriers, and make new business deals in a couple of hours on the green. Read below to ways how golf can help you succeed in the workplace.
First and foremost, I am a terrible golfer. Not because I don’t appreciate the sport, but because I am horribly uncoordinated. So I’ve always wondered, why play golf? Does it really help in business? After talking to colleagues, taking some lessons and generally waking up to golf, here are 5 ways I’ve found that golf can benefit your work life.
1. It allows extended time with customers/colleagues/whoever
Let’s face it, a typical golf game lasts much longer than a typical business meeting. You can move around, talk and generally connect more with important business relationships. Plus, if you’re an introvert that most people mistake for an extrovert, like me, it is a built-in source for small talk.
2. It brings out the personalities of the people around you
Playing golf lets you get an up-close view of the people around you. You know that guy that barely says a word but magically knows what club to use every time? He pays attention to details, that is something great to know when you’re looking for members on your next project. Or the woman that gets angry when she flubs a shot but pulls it together in 2.2 seconds like nothing ever happened? Now you have a glimpse of what contract negotiations with her will be like. Every bit of information you can learn about someone helps you navigate work relationships.
3. It is a mood booster
You’re outside, enjoying the sunshine and getting some exercise to boot. It’s a win-win-win for your mood. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall outlook on life.
4. It’s a great opportunity to unify your company
If you’re an employer or looking for opportunities to unify your fellow employees at work, golf is a great option. You can mix and match employees of all golf playing levels and departments. Spending extended time together can result in better working relationships and a more cohesive and productive environment. Need ideas on how to get the golf swag you need for a company event? Click here to Contact our Promotional Products Department for help.
5. It allows you to unwind
Today’s world moves fast. We are always connected, multi-tasking and generally trying to accomplish more every single day. It can be exhausting if you don’t take a moment to relax. Golf gives you that opportunity. You won’t be able to make contact with that little white ball if you are not giving it your full focus (trust me, I’ve tried). And this allows your brain a bit of a break from the constant pinging of your texts, calls, and emails.