If a soccer club was managed as a business

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If a soccer club was managed as a business

  1. 1. SIMMETHOD™ Performance Predictive Index, Competitive Intelligence Success Metrics Database and Risk/Opportunity Alerts From the Bottom of the Soccer League to Best-In-Class Business Performance WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM8/30/2012 1
  2. 2. Business Lessons from the game of SoccerTo my horror andthe delight ofsome members ofmy family, mySoccer Club thatwas managed as aBusiness ended-upat the bottom ofthe League.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 2
  3. 3. Business Lessons from the Game of SoccerThe Decisions that Sent my Team to the Bottom of the LeaguePressured by theMembers, the Club’sBoard conducted a reviewof the decisions that ledto the poor performance.The following is asummary of the findings:8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 3
  4. 4. What Drives Business Value and Real Competitive Advantage?Decision Number One:To improve the cost andprofit per player and to geta competitive advantageover other soccer clubs, thedecision was taken to startplaying with 9 rather than11 players.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 4
  5. 5. Are the Metrics Driving your decisions correct and linked to your objectives?Decision Number Two:The second decision wasto eliminate from thesoccer team any playerthat was over 25-years oldbecause they could notrun as fast as the youngerplayers.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 5
  6. 6. The Holistic View of Risk and PerformanceDecision Number Three:The Defense and the Forwardswere allowed to develop theirown unsynchronized metrics thatwere used to justify theirperformance and bonus. AlthoughDefense and Forwardsindependently reported anexcellent set of figures, mostgames were lost.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 6
  7. 7. The more inward looking your metrics the greater your riskDecision Number Four:Players’ pay and Coach’spay were based onarbitrary inward-lookingtargets and not linked andcompared to the League’sBest-In-Class.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 7
  8. 8. The more inward looking your metrics the greater your riskDecision Number Five:Inward-looking metricsconfused a small amount ofprogress for real competitiveadvantage and did notdetect until it was too latethat the other clubs in theleague were adopting newstrategies and game-changing models importedfrom other sports.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 8
  9. 9. The more inward looking your metrics the greater your riskDecision Number SixThe lack of sport-agnosticalgorithms, indices and alerts didnot enable the Soccer club tocorrelate strategies and metricsfrom other sports in order toidentify and adopt their Best-In-Class practices until it was toolate.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 9
  10. 10. Why Sport Teams Fail to Perform? Is it Internalor External Factors Beyond Coach’s Control?Decision Number Seven:External factors such asexcessive wind, rain and thestate of the field wereaccepted as valid reasons forthe poor performance. Thisin turn led to a lack ofcorrective action until it wastoo late.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 10
  11. 11. Converting Data and Information into Best-In-Class PerformanceDecision Number Eight:To address some of the externalconditions that caused the poorperformance, the Club installedsensors to measure and calculate theimpact of the wind on the soccer ball.This information was transmitted inreal time during the game to eachplayer’s phone in order to increasetheir productivity and enable them totake better real time decisions.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 11
  12. 12. Strategy/Execution Performance Predictive Indices, Competitive Intelligence Database and AlertsPlease write to me with anysuggestion that will send mysoccer team back to the top ofthe league at:jtabacman@gmail.com or tweetme at SIMMETHOD.In return, I will send you back mylist of suggestions to keep yourcompany at top of the BusinessLeague Table.8/30/2012 WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 12
  13. 13. Strategy/Execution Performance Predictive Indices, Competitive Intelligence Database and Alerts SIMMETHOD™ is a “Business League Table” constantly searching for the top teams in each industry and value chains in order to find their Best-In-Class strategy, execution, Business models, HR practices, Social Media ROI, metrics and processes. WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 8/30/2012 13
  14. 14. Strategy/Execution Performance Predictive Indices, Competitive Intelligence Database and Alerts SIMMETHOD™ is a relative scale that measures business risk and performance and rates your management ability to strategize and execute against your peers, your value chain and your current and future competitors and their value chains. WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM 8/30/2012 14
  15. 15. Jorge Oscar Tabacman jtabacman@gmail.com Twitter ID: SIMMETHOD www.simmethod.com The power of the SIMMETHOD™ performance predictive algorithm, indices, competitive intelligence success metrics database and leading indicators lie in their ability to: • Provide in simple terms a window into a company business model and management effectiveness and • Predict future trends, risk, performance and competitive advantage within an extended value chain. WWW.SIMMETHOD.COM8/30/2012 15

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