The business of football
The business of football

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Week 2 The secrets of motivation and teams

Introduction to Week 2

Ben and Jacky introduce you to Week 2.
Download this audio clip.Audio player: 31518_bof-trailer-track02-v3.mp3
Copy this transcript to the clipboard
Print this transcript
Show transcript|Hide transcript
 
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).

In this week our focus will be on people, including players, working in football clubs, including players. We use this to investigate what motivates people at work. By asking those working behind the scenes at football clubs, from the boardroom to the boot room, what they find satisfying and dissatisfying in their job we explore how leaders and managers might shape the working environment to get the best out of people. You’ll be asked to apply this to your own situation and to reflect, for example, on what motivates you to get up in the morning and go to work.

The second main theme this week is also one that you are likely to have had experience of – working in teams. You’ll be considering the factors that may make teams more likely to succeed and how teams influence an individual’s motivation. We draw on a rich seam of our own specially produced films to respond to the following questions. These are complex issues and some of the research findings may well challenge your thinking. 

  • What can leaders and managers do to help enhance employees’ motivation and to make work satisfying in different parts of the football business?
  • What makes some teams more likely to succeed than others and how do teams affect individual motivation?

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371