The Banyan Tree is a species of fig tree that grows aerial prop roots; thick supporting trunks. Prop roots allow the Banyan Tree to provide additional anchorage and support. The circling of prop roots allows these enormous trees to not only grow taller but also wider. A large Banyan Tree can be over 100 feet( 30 meters) wide.
Prop roots provide a wonderful metaphor for individuals and teams learning to leverage their collective strengths. Questions to consider:
- What are your prop roots?
- Who are your prop roots?
- In what situations do you not rely on prop roots?
- In what situations might you consider growing more prop roots?