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Viable System Theory

The Viable System Model: A blueprint for organizational change

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.

Scaling the Mountain

Scaling the Mountain: Confronting the pressures faced by new front office leaders

For many, securing a senior front office job with a sports organization is the result of decades of hard work and the realization of a long-held dream. However, it’s not uncommon for the pressures of the job to prove a significant challenge to those who take on such roles without a clear game plan for managing the intense scrutiny and expectation.