Thorough systems analysis can help sports organizations to avoid long-term damage as they respond to the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Across the globe, professional sports organizations are beginning to recognize that restructuring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will be a necessity. Although that process will require a lot of difficult decisions to be made, it is an opportunity to rethink organizational structures and build leaner, more efficient models for a new reality.
The current pandemic provides an opportunity for a forensic application of a functional analysis to the entire organizational structure. To do so, it’s worth taking a look back in order to look forward more effectively.
Scenario planning may not seem like an obvious priority for organizations that are facing a daily fight for survival, but new research in the area is demonstrating how the process can play an important role in recovery from such trauma.
Organizations that accept their own vulnerability, learn lessons from the past, and prepare for the uncertainty of the future will generate a competitive advantage for themselves when the next crisis hits.
In the context of returning to competition following the coronavirus lockdown, addressing the present and the future simultaneously should give front offices the confidence to change tactics in the short- and medium-term while understanding how those actions will recalibrate the vision.
If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that the future is notoriously difficult to predict. As the medical, financial and competitive impacts of the crisis grip the sports industry, organizations are looking for ways to insulate themselves from further turbulence in the months and years ahead.
The current pandemic has seen a resurgence of interest in scenario planning as organizations struggle with an unpredictable future and seek ways to manage the present and prepare for the unknown.