We love football, but do we really need to link it to business?
In our leisure time we enjoy the game of football. Like few other sports soccer unleashes our energy and our emotions. This fact is bringing in big money into the game. The recruiting, the training and tactics have become highly professional, while still keeping the passion up during the 90min of the games.
The short time frame spent on the field, the rather simple setting and number of participants (stakeholders if you want) make it a rather simple guinea pig. For me the analogy to business is obvious: it is getting people to work together to achieve a positive objective – winning.
Sure not all aspects can be linked one-to-one to business situations, but looking out for lessons to be learned is a lot of fun, and also brings new points of view that can be helpful in our daily business life.
I hope you find my insights interesting but also enjoyable!