Bringing Golf to the Workplace
Sitting in a business meeting with a CEO or even customers can be a drag. Sometimes the meetings get rushed because everyone is so busy.
What if your next business meeting was four hours of golf?
Golf is a game that many many people in the business world play and if businesses utilized it more, they could seem many benefits.
The huge benefit golf gives you is that it is an atmosphere you are comfortable in. so unlike being pent up in a conference room, in a suit, and the heat is on in June for some reason, you could be on the golf course in a polo getting to know your customer.
When in a more casual and comfortable atmosphere, they will be more willing to open up and be themselves. Between driving the cart and being next to each other, or even on the green between putts, golf provides a lot of down time where you can talk.
The conversations you have when on a golf course are as simple as asking about their kids, to something like their favorite movie. Conversations that would never come up in a conference room.
These are positives when it comes to closing a deal or renewing a contract with a customer. Golf is a game that is not only fun but can benefit you more than people think when it comes to the business world.
So next time you are going to schedule a meeting, go online and reserve a tee time and let them know to meet you at the course, not the office.