• Andrew Naugher

What's the Employee Game Plan for Sports Organizations?

The pro and college sports world is facing a tough season with employees.


The pandemic hit many industries very hard, many of which are still trying to find their footing in this new world of work. But one that is trying recover from a blindside hit is the world of professional and college sports. Yes, sports are back with large, enthusiastic crowds packing stadiums, arenas and local sports bars to consume their favorite past-time with family and friends. But inside the offices, the story is much different.


In fact, many teams are still struggling to get back to full strength on daily operations, as well as having to replace a number of employees who have decide to find a new career path. Some of our contacts in this global industry say a lot of current employees are also struggling with being the ones who survived cuts during the pandemic while good friends were let go and not brought back.


We do have experience working inside the world of big-time sports and can appreciate the situation these organizations are facing. Always willing to talk and discuss how to put together an effective game plan to build (and re-build a winning team of happy, productive professionals.


Stat of The Day

The popular newsletter Front Office Sports recently polled it’s readership about the current state of working in sports. Here are their findings:

  • 60% of readers think their employers could do a better job at providing professional development opportunities

  • 65% of readers think their employer could do a better job at increasing staff morale


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Christmas Fun Fact

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Decades later, it may be hard to imagine that this beloved TV special inspired by Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip was first rejected by CBS executives. But when it finally aired on December 9, 1965, almost half of all U.S. TV sets were tuned to the broadcast, and the show went on to win an Emmy, a Peabody, an enduring following and even a trend of “Charlie Brown” Christmas trees. “I never thought it was such a bad little tree,” Linus says in the special. “It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”


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