The business of football
The business of football

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Final thoughts

In this week you have explored some of the issues surrounding work satisfaction, individual motivation and the success and effectiveness of teams. The week has provided a look behind the scenes at football clubs and has included the voices of players and managers. You have also considered how motivation and teamwork apply to business and workplaces more generally.

You have examined:

  • some of the ways that leaders should ensure both that causes of job dissatisfaction are removed and that opportunities for job satisfaction and motivation are increased
  • our complicated relationship with pay in which money motivates people in different ways and to different extents
  • influences that help or hinder the development of teams
  • how learning about team effectiveness might apply to your own environment drawing on Cohen and Bailey’s analytical framework.

The effectiveness, and success, of a team and motivation of its members of course impact the wider business of football. Next week you will investigate the enthralling story of how football is increasingly operating globally and look at the some of the power relationships that contribute to the worldwide business it has become.

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