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What Can Your Team Learn from NASCAR?

Wednesday June 1, 2022


Have you ever watched a NASCAR pit crew? If not, you should. It’s amazing how the entire crew works together to get the car in and out as fast as possible. If you were to compare them to a Formula One crew you would notice that they work very differently, but equally as efficient. 


In our experience ‘A Legendary NASCAR Coach’s Secrets to Elite Teams’ facilitated by legendary NASCAR coach Andy Papathanassiou, you will learn about NASCAR pit crews, how they function, and what you and your team can learn from them.


Some of the topics that will be covered are:


 – Environmental Considerations – There is a big difference between a Formula One pit crew and a NASCAR pit crew. Formula One is repeatable and predictable with a ton of resources whereas NASCAR is chaotic and inconsistent with a fixed amount of resources. It’s important to consider environmental factors with your team. A NASCAR pit crew wouldn’t work well in a Formula One race!


 – Organizational Considerations – You have to build a culture that is suited for the environmental context you work within. With NASCAR pit crews’ environment of chaos and unpredictability, the best organizational culture is one that emphasizes an ‘athletic’ mindset – adjusting rapidly and exhibiting cognitive and mental support to the people next to you. While recognizing that ‘adaptability’ is the core to the culture, they can build teams and processes around that value.


 – Personal Considerations – Consider identifying an object or image that is a shared representation of what your team needs to be successful in your environment. The reason sports teams adopt mascots is because the mascot symbolizes a personality or characteristic required for success. You and your team can do the same thing.



Virtual Team Building - The NASCAR Experience


Want to learn more about NASCAR and how it can help you and your team? Book the A Legendary NASCAR Coach’s Secrets to Elite Teams’ experience today. 



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