2014 MLB All-Star Game – Team Work

By: Dan Bozicevich
Director of Infrastructure Strategy

In the spirit of work hard, play hard, a group from Parallel Technologies had a fun evening of team building at the 2014 MLB All-Star game. The group met for some pre-game food & drinks at Kieran’s Irish Pub to enjoy the local flavor then went to Target Field to watch the American League defeat the National League 5-3.

Outside of having fun, there were three key take-aways from that evening for me.

Hard work and effort. What do Idina Menzel, the Airforce Thunderbirds and Derek Jeter have in common? A whole bunch of talent in their respective fields. Talent alone doesn’t get you to the top, it takes the hard work that they’ve put in for many years to gain the respect and admiration of their peers and fans. The goose bumps and raw emotion from Ms. Menzel’s national anthem performance capped off with the Thunderbirds flyover (perfectly timed from Duluth) doesn’t happen on talent alone. A team of hardworking individuals supporting them, their talents and their hard work made that happen. What could we achieve if we applied our talents, hard work and supporting cast in our own businesses?

Team building. No matter how much talent you have and how hard you work, if you don’t rejuvenate through rest and play…you’ll burn out. A great part of the culture at Parallel Technologies was seen again by spending the time rejuvenating with our peers at the game.

Economic Impact. It’s estimated that the economic impact to the Twin Cities to be at $75m for this one event. With the state investing significantly to make the stadium happen, these ripple effects of economic impact are certainly felt by many.

So what does this mean to your business? At Parallel Technologies, we’re proud to be based locally in the Twin Cities.  Our talented team of engineers, developers, project managers and installers are each “All-Star” quality and work to make a positive economic impact for your business.

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