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The consequences wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are pushing sports organizations to think differently, and sales teams are no exception. In addition to COVID-related changes to seating capacities and frictionless fan experience, changes in consumer attitudes, buying preferences, and accessibility of sales technology are creating pressure to reimagine the inside sales model that served the… Read more »
Impact of COVID-19 on the Sports Job Market in the United States: Analysis of Full-Time Job Postings on Teamwork Online Overview The impact of COVID-19 on the sports job market cannot be understated. The cancellation of sporting events and seasons wreaked havoc on all industry revenue streams, forcing sports properties to take unprecedented measures. Layoffs,… Read more »
62 days. 62 negative tests. 38 games. One history-making experience. On June 11, I received an email from the NBA asking about my interest and availability in participating in the recently finalized NBA Restart, which was to take place at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Apprehension, excitement, and awe were the feelings that flooded… Read more »
Too often in higher education we complain that students aren’t good “critical thinkers” or they “don’t understand the problem” – but never take the time to reflect on gaps in our pedagogy that lead students to inside-the-box, traditional solutions. Frustrated with endless examples of lackluster student projects, I adopted human-centered design as the… Read more »
Imagine yourself as a first-year college student who comes to campus a week early for an intensive week of programming that acclimates you to the college scene. Now, add an intense human-centered design project over five days that makes students think outside the box to define and solve a problem in groups with people they… Read more »
A recent paper in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly shows the role that stories play in the success of applicants in the job search process. Stories can help students describe past work and educational experiences in a memorable way that conveys their knowledge and skills. Among the many things I try to accomplish with each… Read more »
I attended the 4th annual Applied Sport Management Conference last week at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds. At this point in my career, attendance at conference tends to provide diminishing returns, but I left this conference more excited about the future of sport management academia than ever. Here are four reasons why:… Read more »