“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
The Tulsa Plant came together to watch the Tulsa Drillers on the baseball field at ONEOK Stadium in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. We were one-hundred fifty strong as we celebrated or annual company outing (Picnic) for 2015. Also, attending the event was good old Mr. Oklahoma Sun, whom providing plenty of warmth and UV rays to start the event.
The Infinite Packaging Group Tulsa enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, and good company just prior to the game. We gathered at the Pavilion behind 2nd base and employees and family members relaxed with good food and conversation. The park also offered fun for the whole family with access to several splash pads for the kids, along with fun slides and bounce houses.
As the game began our small army migrated to our seats and enjoyed a wonderful game against the visiting Arkansas team. Things got exciting as the Drillers scored twice in the bottom of the sixth but it wasn’t enough to take the game…Final score was 5-4 in favor of the visiting team. The Tulsa Drillers outhit the Arkansas Travelers 11-5 Saturday night, but nine walks issued by the Tulsa pitching staff proved to be the difference in the game. We were sad to see the loss to the Arkansas team but the Fireworks show after the game more than made up for our loss.
The Tulsa team certainly knows how to throw a grand party. It is obvious that this team has a strong bond with an energy that is contagious. True teamwork is hard to find. Every business wants to harness this incredible energy, but achieving such a level of motivation and spirit is not always so easy. Teamwork doesn’t happen by accident. It requires commitment and effort, a willingness to accept the uniqueness of others, and an appreciation of diversity.
Days like today make it obvious that the correct people are assembled to achieve success as a team. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.