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It’s the beginning of May and as Memorial Day approaches and we prepare to remember and honor those who we’ve lost in service to our country, it’s also a time to reflect on how businesses can apply military concepts such as teamwork, adaptability, gratitude, and resilience in everyday organizational practice.

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Building the right team

Memorial Day serves as a reminder of the value of building strong teams in business. Strong teams are built on a foundation of a common purpose, respect, and mutual trust. It’s important to invest in team building and establish a culture of collaboration and mutual support to overcome challenges and strive for success.


Military and business environments are ever changing, requiring organizations to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. Maintaining flexibility and adjusting strategies in response to dynamic conditions is important when priorities and business needs are in flux.


On Memorial Day, we make it a priority to thank the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. However, we need to remember that our gratitude should stretch beyond a single occasion and become an everyday practice. Sharing gratitude to our team members, customers, and communities leads to stronger relationships, increased collaboration, and a more positive organizational culture. Without the brave men and women who died defending our freedoms, including the ability to own property and build wealth, we wouldn’t have the opportunities we have today.



The people who have served in the military have faced incredible challenges and have had to demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity. Memorial Day reminds us of the importance of resilience in business. All businesses will inevitably face setbacks and obstacles, but it’s important to stay focused, remain resilient, and keep pushing forward so we can recover quickly.

At Merlin Development, we emphasize strong collaboration and team building skills and approach our customers’ product development projects with resilience, gratitude, and flexibility. These are time honored practices we have honed for 35 years in business and are ready to help companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 meet their business objectives.