Common Business Issues

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Common business issues that don’t occur in sporting clubs and teams

Business issues Professional Sports Club
Are all of your managers and staff performing at their maximum capacity? If the team is not performing, the coach is sacked and if players are not giving 100%, they are not in the team.
Do your meetings start late or are staff late for work? Sporting matches start on time as the team is always ready to play at the scheduled time.
Do you have staff viewing YouTube or updating their social media accounts during working hours? Players never update their social media accounts or take a quick selfie during training or a game.
Do your managers spend most of their time in their office? The coach is present during all games and training sessions.
Do your staff know how their team is performing? A sporting match always has a scoreboard. Every player knows the score at all times.
Do your staff receive regular updates on the team results? All professional sporting codes update their ladders after each match.
Does your organisation have a contingency plan for sick, injured or absent staff? Sporting teams always have reserves ready to play at any time.
Is training part of your organisation’s culture? Sporting teams have a culture of constant training for continuous improvement.
Are your staff focusing on the same goals? Sporting teams must have a common goal. It’s the only way to win.
Do you promote staff because they are performing well in their current role? A really talented football striker does not get promoted to coach because he/she is good at scoring goals.
Do all of your staff encourage and assist each other? Players must always encourage and assist each other during the game, otherwise they will never win.
Have you ever heard one of your staff members say, “that is not my responsibility”? Team players have the same goal and will do whatever it takes to win. A striker will defend. A forward will score a try.
Are your managers leaders or coaches? The coach is always off the field during play. The captain is on the field, leading.
Do your Board members/Senior Executives support the staff? Do your Board members/Senior Executives watch staff working? Board members and senior executives are often filmed by media watching their team play, being present.
Do you have injured workers who are not treated in a timely manner in order to get them back to work? Injured players are assessed and treated immediately, sometimes going into surgery the same day.
Do you and all of your staff know the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors? Coaches and teams analyse the strengths and weaknesses of every competitor.
Do all of your staff understand the set objectives and what role they play as a team member? Every successful team has a game plan for every game. As all successful sports people know, if you don’t have a game plan, then you aim at nothing and in return, you get nothing!
Do all of your staff stay back to assist until everyone is finished? Players never walk off the field after an 80 minute game if the game goes into extra-time. A player would never state, “I’m only contracted for 80 minutes.”
Do all of the staff in a department have the same skills? Players are selected for their positions. A team of strikers may score a lot of goals, but without defenders, may let in more goals than they score. Sporting teams realise the value of having a team filled with players of different skill-sets.
How often do you review individual staff performance and provide feedback? A coach will provide feedback after each game and training session. They could not afford to wait 6 – 12 months before reviewing a player’s performance.

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