As your understanding of the consulting lifestyle might suggest, our professionals constantly strive for the elusive “work-life balance.” To support this effort, Protiviti sponsors employee sports teams in cities across the country. Participating in team sports gives coworkers an opportunity to enjoy some downtime together… while also satisfying their Type-A appetites for competition and conquest.

I am a proud member of the Chicago office’s co-ed 16-inch softball team (see above), which kicked off summer league play yesterday evening. This blog catches me in the glow of victory after we hit, pitched, and fielded our way to our first of hopefully many Ws.

Unfortunately, like most things, the triumph did not come without adversity. Early on in the game, Anne, a new consultant and a former Boilermaker, was injured while valiantly defending first base. Although it will take time for the bruises to fade, the team offered up the game ball to Anne as a sign of solidarity (see below).

Clearly, whether at work or play, we think and act with our teammates in mind… Even if that means colliding with a hard-hitting opponent to get us out of a tough inning.

— Bridget

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