How football inspires work culture at Egrets Group

What does a real estate development company have to do with football? On paper, nothing at all. But it’s the way that we approach our work that gives rise to more than a couple of parallels. No, we’re not kicking a ball around the work floor or tackling co-workers, but we’ve taken a page out of the beloved sport’s playbook to set ourselves up for success. Take a look.

Our sights are set on the end zone

On the football field, the objective is simple: to score a touchdown. At Egrets Group, it’s no different. We always have the end zone in sight. We know what we want to achieve—to be the best at designing, building, and managing spaces that enhance quality of life and are cherished by the community. To achieve this, we work as a team, following a meticulous game plan that ensures we’re always on course.

We have five-star recruits on our team

The team that snags the top spot in the rankings is the team that has superstars playing at every position. This is exactly the approach we adopt. We understand that you need leaders with experience, expertise, and vision to helm the team, but also know that leaders can’t do it all. And so, we lay great emphasis on building a rock-solid team that comprises skilled players at every level, be it managers or on-ground construction experts. Better yet, we play to each member’s strength to create spectacular outcomes.

We’re great at blocking-and-tackling

On the football field, you can’t get to the end zone if you shy away from tackling head-on or run away from the opposition. You’ve got to be agile, alert, ready and goal-oriented. At Egrets Group, this hits home. Whether it’s cost escalations or supply chain issues, we tackle headwinds head-on. We think on our feet and have what it takes to deliver a quality product, with on-time completion.

We’re committed to the playbook

The centers and quarterbacks playing in sync is integral to a good offense. If they’re not on the same page, it could spell serious trouble. This analogy applies to all organizations, including ours. If every player on the team doesn’t follow the game plan, you’re likely to fall short of that winning touchdown.

With this in mind, we have taken great pains to build a team that has the same core values and believes in collaboration. By following the same playbook, we have created a high-performing environment. In fact, it’s one of the reasons why we have been able to consistently improve our performance, year after year.

These are just a few of the ways in which one of America’s most beloved sports has shaped our work culture. If you too have taken a page out of the football handbook, we’d love to hear all about it. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.