Located in one of the start-up capitals of the world, Austin, Texas, SXSW is a 10-day conference and festival running between 8th – 17th March 2019 that brings in over 75,000 attendees for the conference, and another 288,000 attendees for the festivals.
When you look at the qualities of a great team, one thing that stands out as a common thread is that the team is unified behind a single goal. In a great sports team, players are
Building a cohesive team means that each person on the team will work effectively with everyone else, and everyone’s unique skillsets will be utilised to the maximum potential
Most organisations work hard at fostering good communication between members of specific teams and units. Less common, however, is a focus placed on fostering communication across roles within the organisation.
Planning a team event that is effective in maximising outcomes requires careful consideration, and there are consequences for getting it wrong – not only will staff be bored or disengaged at the event itself, but they’ll be disinclined to want to participate in any in the future, and it will be much harder to justify the investment in organising them as a consequence.
When you go about organising a team activity, you should be aware of what, exactly, you are looking to achieve with that activity.
On the most basic of levels, a successful team-building activity will entertain.
But there’s more to it than that.
If you hire the wrong person, your business is going to suffer. It’s difficult to put a precise dollar figure on it, but you’d be looking at between $11,000 and $24,000 in lost revenue, not including soft costs. So how to you ensure you hire a team player?
There’s a lot that business executives can learn about good leadership from the formation and management of a winning football team, and Sir Ferguson’s insights apply equally to all business types.
How teams work together, how they are formed, and what is expected is significantly different now to what it was a few years ago.
e’ve got more advice to share in this article, and, as with the last, put your preconceptions about professional sports being different to other industries to the side; all of these management techniques below will apply to you every bit as much as a football manager.