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Thinking Sport International How big is your dream?
What is our business? <ul><li>We produce, facilitate, promote or organize any product that is sport, fitness and / or recr...
What does this involve? <ul><li>Documenting sporting events via albums, DVD productions, customer surveys etc.  </li></ul>...
What does this involve? <ul><li>Presentations and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Management of sporting activities and / or e...
Why do we exist? <ul><li>To tend to the development of athletes, and provide support to clubs, coaches, leagues and other ...
Why do we exist? <ul><li>To act as a resource for students of Sport and Physical Education  </li></ul><ul><li>To foster be...
Why do we exist? <ul><li>To provide both the young and professional athletes with wide and varied range of options </li></...
How are we different? <ul><li>We capitalize on the leverage borne of the knowledge and experiences of a network of profess...
Who do we serve?  <ul><li>Athletes  </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs and leagues  </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and communities  </li><...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>There are three Levels of Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>The decision makers or  T...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The decision makers at Thinking Sport Int. include the Board of Directors and the...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The CEO also has such duties as: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing technical / business...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>Middle Management is comprised of an Executive Team that is directly involved in ...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The Executive Secretary tends to the efficient organizing of the calendar – meeti...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The Executive Accountant ensures timely and accurate processing and account analy...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>There are also Research and Development Executives who, among other things, ensur...
How is the organization managed? <ul><li>Together, we direct our resources with the aim of achieving organizational goals ...
Our Organizational Chart <ul><li>This  chart  visually illustrates the  departmental relationships, as well as:  </li></ul...
Our Organizational Chart 08/22/10
Centralization versus Decentralization <ul><li>Centralized  means authority and decision-making remains at the top of the ...
Centralization versus Decentralization <ul><li>In any organization, problems should always be solved at the lowest possibl...
TSI:  A New Organizational Model <ul><li>Our goal is to move towards a style of management that includes  Cross-functional...
Differences between  Groups and Teams <ul><li>Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Strong, clearly focused leader </li></ul><ul...
Differences between  Groups and Teams <ul><li>Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Creates individual work products </li></ul><...
Differences between  Groups and Teams <ul><li>Team   </li></ul><ul><li>Shared leadership roles </li></ul><ul><li>Individua...
Differences between  Groups and Teams <ul><li>Team   </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages open-ended discussion and active problem...
Differences between  Groups and Teams <ul><li>Source: Robert Gatewood, Robert Taylor, O.C. Ferrell,  Management: Comprehen...
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01 Thinking Sport International

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Why do we exist? Among other things, to tend to the development of athletes, and provide support to clubs, coaches, leagues and other sport enthusiasts

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01 Thinking Sport International

  1. 1. Thinking Sport International How big is your dream?
  2. 2. What is our business? <ul><li>We produce, facilitate, promote or organize any product that is sport, fitness and / or recreation related. </li></ul><ul><li>Sport is any activity, experience or business enterprise for which the primary focus is fitness, recreation, athletics and / or leisure related. </li></ul>08/22/10
  3. 3. What does this involve? <ul><li>Documenting sporting events via albums, DVD productions, customer surveys etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Athlete portfolio management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and promotion of athletes through on-site signage events, the aggressive pursuit of endorsements and media exposure etc. </li></ul>08/22/10
  4. 4. What does this involve? <ul><li>Presentations and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Management of sporting activities and / or experiences for schools, clubs, businesses, gyms, individuals etc. </li></ul>08/22/10
  5. 5. Why do we exist? <ul><li>To tend to the development of athletes, and provide support to clubs, coaches, leagues and other sport enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>To increase brand awareness of the TSI Logo and its Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship </li></ul>08/22/10
  6. 6. Why do we exist? <ul><li>To act as a resource for students of Sport and Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>To foster better relationships within our local sporting fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>To arm the athlete with a system of marketing and promotional skills </li></ul>08/22/10
  7. 7. Why do we exist? <ul><li>To provide both the young and professional athletes with wide and varied range of options </li></ul><ul><li>To educate and cultivate lifestyle changes among sport enthusiasts and the general public </li></ul>08/22/10
  8. 8. How are we different? <ul><li>We capitalize on the leverage borne of the knowledge and experiences of a network of professionals, enabling us to seek opportunities in every climate and atmosphere for the people we serve. </li></ul>08/22/10
  9. 9. Who do we serve? <ul><li>Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs and leagues </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Churches </li></ul><ul><li>Fans and other various subscribers </li></ul>08/22/10
  10. 10. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>There are three Levels of Leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>The decision makers or Top Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Those who develop rules and procedures or Middle Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Supervisors and Workers </li></ul>08/22/10
  11. 11. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The decision makers at Thinking Sport Int. include the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. </li></ul><ul><li>The CEO oversees the day to day operations and is accountable, among other things, for maintaining the organization’s course. </li></ul>08/22/10
  12. 12. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The CEO also has such duties as: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing technical / business expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Tending to the necessary training, remuneration and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Administering of HR policies and programmes </li></ul>08/22/10
  13. 13. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>Middle Management is comprised of an Executive Team that is directly involved in the organization’s daily business. </li></ul><ul><li>This team consists of the CEO, a Secretary, an Accountant and Research and Development Personnel. </li></ul>08/22/10
  14. 14. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The Executive Secretary tends to the efficient organizing of the calendar – meetings, communications, safety, travel arrangements etc. </li></ul><ul><li>He / She may, from time to time be called on to act on behalf of the CEO and may be privy to sensitive and confidential information as a result of duties. </li></ul>08/22/10
  15. 15. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>The Executive Accountant ensures timely and accurate processing and account analysis of TSI’s finances. He / She will: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reports and periodic statements in response to any financial inquiries </li></ul><ul><li>Receive and maintain any monetary data relating to purchases, endorsements, contracts etc. </li></ul>08/22/10
  16. 16. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>There are also Research and Development Executives who, among other things, ensures that the practical steps are taken to protect our athletes, their sponsors, our partners in business, and the organization itself from the risks that cause real harm and suffering. </li></ul>08/22/10
  17. 17. How is the organization managed? <ul><li>Together, we direct our resources with the aim of achieving organizational goals in an efficient and effective manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Our mandate is to offer the persons with whom we work a complete system of networking and promotional skills unequaled by any in Trinidad and Tobago. </li></ul>08/22/10
  18. 18. Our Organizational Chart <ul><li>This chart visually illustrates the departmental relationships, as well as: </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights subdivisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies the types of work performed. </li></ul><ul><li>Shows the lines of authority and the flow of communications. </li></ul>08/22/10
  19. 19. Our Organizational Chart 08/22/10
  20. 20. Centralization versus Decentralization <ul><li>Centralized means authority and decision-making remains at the top of the Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized authority means decision-making can also be done at all levels of leadership </li></ul>08/22/10
  21. 21. Centralization versus Decentralization <ul><li>In any organization, problems should always be solved at the lowest possible level of leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Our focus then is toward a more decentralized organization. </li></ul>08/22/10
  22. 22. TSI: A New Organizational Model <ul><li>Our goal is to move towards a style of management that includes Cross-functional, Self-managed Teams. </li></ul><ul><li>The Team manages itself. </li></ul><ul><li>The Team is made of staff from different functional areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The Team often networks internally and externally across corporate or national boundaries. </li></ul>08/22/10
  23. 23. Differences between Groups and Teams <ul><li>Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Strong, clearly focused leader </li></ul><ul><li>Individual accountability </li></ul><ul><li>The same purpose as the broader organizational mission </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses, decides, and delegates </li></ul>08/22/10
  24. 24. Differences between Groups and Teams <ul><li>Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Creates individual work products </li></ul><ul><li>Runs efficient meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Measures its effectiveness indirectly by its effects on others (e.g., financial performance of the business </li></ul>08/22/10
  25. 25. Differences between Groups and Teams <ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Shared leadership roles </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and group accountability </li></ul><ul><li>A specific purpose that the team itself delivers </li></ul><ul><li>Creates collective work products </li></ul>08/22/10
  26. 26. Differences between Groups and Teams <ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages open-ended discussion and active problem-solving meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Measures performance directly by assessing collective work products </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses, decides, and does real work together </li></ul>08/22/10
  27. 27. Differences between Groups and Teams <ul><li>Source: Robert Gatewood, Robert Taylor, O.C. Ferrell, Management: Comprehension, Analysis, and Application (Homewood, IL: Austen Press, 1995), 427. </li></ul>08/22/10

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