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The business of football
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6 What factors work in your environment?

You’ll now move from football teams to look at what works in your own environment. You’ll also be able to see how this compares with the views of others on this course by taking part in a poll.

Activity 7 Identify important team factors

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes

Think about an ineffective work or business team that you are involved with. Using some of the ideas in Cohen and Bailey’s (1997) framework and players’ and managers’ perspectives from Activity 6 identify the factors that contributed to the ineffectiveness of the team.

Use this poll [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   to vote for the three most significant factors that, if changed, can have an impact.

This vote will help establish the most influential factors from a large group of people following this course.

A photograph of a group of fans holding a sign saying ‘C’mon City, Wembley 2013’.
Figure 10 An underdog story: Bradford City fans proudly follow their club to the 2013, Capital One Cup Final at Wembley