Chapter 1 - Introduction- Managing people in contemporary sport organisations is a challenging enterprise in the context of changing technologies, workforce composition, expectations, employment legislation and the increasing impact of global competition. This book examines the different approaches to managing people and attempts to locate these approaches within various theoretical, historical and regulatory contexts.
The introduction will set out the evolution of sport organisations through to the contemporary sport organizations we see today. In parallel with this, the people management challenges and opportunities that are now present will be discussed in detail. This section may include a commentary on why sport organizations are captives of their history and are, in many cases, managing with inappropriate techniques given the prevailing environment. This section will provide an overview of the individuals who come to work and volunteer in those organizations, addressing such aspects as competencies, personality, needs, values and beliefs that factor into the effective management of people in the workplace. The nature and attributes of workgroups in which individuals find themselves will also be considered as a fundamental part of the context of human resource management. The concept of strategic human resource management will be introduced. There will be an overview of the rise of strategic management and strategic HRM (SHRM), and how this relates to strategic alignment and organisational performance in modern organizations. The case will be made that modern HRM techniques are the most effective way of increasing performance in modern organizations, particularly those in the service sector. We will overview of the importance of volunteers, key issues and research findings. Considerations and feasibility in involving volunteers in the organisation. Specific HRM tools and strategies will be outlined in th
Managing People in Sport Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of managing people within a human resource management framework. It provides the reader with the skills to understand and work with people in sport organizations and, given the significant changes in sport organizations over the past twenty years, it addresses the issues of managing organizational complexity and how human resources adds value. Written by a team of expert authors it:
Provides a systematic approach to managing people based on well established conceptual frameworks supported by substantial empirical research
Analysis and explains how to understand and work with people in organisationally complex situations
Outlines how HR can support organisational strategy, positively impact performance and deliver sustainable success
Designs a strategic human resource management plan that is effective, sustainable and able to adapt to changing conditions.
* Covers the key research findings in the key area of HR in sport.
With each chapter including learning objectives, key issues, and international cases studies, Managing People in Sport Organizations is the definitive text for this crucial area of sports management.
- Provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to the theory and practice of managing people in sports organisations
- Analyses and explains how to understand and work with people in organisationally complex situations
- Outlines how HR can support organisational strategy, positively impact performance and deliver sustainable success
Primary audience: Level 1 & 2 undergraduates - the topic area is often a first year subject in sport management courses and a second year or elective subject in other degrees.
Secondary audience: Practitioners
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
- 28th August 2007
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Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Associate Professor, Director of Labour-Management Studies Foundation, Macquarie University, Australia