A domino is a small rectangular wooden or plastic block, bearing an arrangement of dots or symbols that resemble those on dice. Its other face is blank or has a similar pattern, and it may be marked with pips or numbers like those on a die. A domino set usually contains 28 pieces, although sets with more or less than this number are available. The individual tiles are also called dominoes, chips, or bones, and the game is often referred to simply as “domino.”
The word derives from Latin dominion, referring to a power that enables someone to control others, either directly or indirectly. In a game of domino, the players place tiles in a row or line up and then knock them over one at a time. The first player to reach the end of the row wins the round. The game is played with different rules in various countries.
Many people have played domino, including children who enjoy lining up the little black and white rectangles and then knocking them down. Domino is a popular pastime in the United States, where it has been referred to as the “king of board games.”
When a task or process takes a long time to complete and requires substantial effort, it is sometimes compared to a domino that falls over if another piece is pushed onto it. A good way to manage such tasks is to break them down into smaller dominoes. Each domino will then have a positive effect on the next, and so on.
A spokesman for Domino’s says the company has a set of core values, and they are focused on listening to customers, which is why they quickly made changes when things weren’t going well. He added, that this line of communication also extends to employees. Hevy, who has been with the company for a few years, notes that they listen to employee feedback and make changes accordingly. They recently won the Top Workplace Leadership Award from the Detroit Free Press, in part because of their focus on listening to employees.
In the game of domino, each player has a hand of seven tiles. If a tile has no pips or is marked with a zero, it counts as blank and cannot be matched to any other tile. If a tile has one or two pips, it may be matched to a double-blank, which count as either zero or 14, depending on the rules of a given game. The first player to win a set of rounds, or amass the most points during a given number of rounds, is declared the winner.
Similarly, in business, the best managers pick the right tasks, and focus on them until they are completed. They also prioritize and rank their tasks, so that the biggest dominoes get the most attention. Taking care of these tasks will help ensure that other important projects are carried out in a timely manner. This will enable a company to grow and flourish.