Dominoes are small rectangular blocks adorned with zero to six dots that are used for playing dominoes, which can then be stacked end-to-end to form long lines. When one domino falls over, it can cause others to follow suit, creating what’s known as “the domino effect,” where an action triggers an ongoing chain reaction with far-reaching implications.
In business, the domino effect can be observed through leadership and management styles as well as individual behaviors. If a team member initiates a new behavior that sets off a chain reaction of changes leading to greater success. For instance, when Jennifer Dukes Lee started making her bed each day it led to numerous good habits being established around her home, which increased confidence as an organized female who kept things neat and tidy – ultimately leading to increased success for herself as an individual who kept things organized at home.
One such domino effect can happen when an employee feels more positive towards a company or organization and this influences their attitude and motivation to work. Such positivity has an enormously beneficial effect on morale as well as altering how individuals view themselves and their personal lives.
The term domino derives its name from Latin for “flip,” which translates to turn. Originally it referred to a garment worn over priestly surplices; later however it came to refer to the hooded cloak worn with carnival masks during carnival season. Domino games date back as far as mid-18th century England though not until much later were they popular in America.
At its core, domino games involve two players using a double six domino set. Dominoes are stacked so one side faces upward and the other down. A domino’s value is determined by its number of pips; typically those with more are considered heavier than ones with fewer.
There are various kinds of domino games, but the core concepts remain similar for two to four players: blocking and scoring games with commercial sets like double sixes or nines being the most commonly available commercial sets; larger sets may exist however. Furthermore, extended sets offer greater combinations between ends and pieces than standard dominoes alone.
Double-six extended sets have 28 pieces and can accommodate seven unique layout games. This increased number of possible games makes the set particularly useful for domino enthusiasts who enjoy competing against others or playing long domino games.