If you are a manager of a badminton team or are tasked with organizing a tournament, you will definitely need to have some processes in place. Starting with a system of managing a massive sports tournament, many managers will simply wilt under the pressure without the tools available for managing such events.
Of course a sport like Badminton which involves tons of equipment, and accessories will also need careful monitoring to ensure everyone is secure and accounted for. Some managers have spoken of using tools like Wrike or Mavenlink or ProjectPlace to help them keep track of various projects. Personally project management software selection requires careful deliberation. You ought to make sure you review what users say about the various tools you are interested in but you should also check various sites which have different reviews in order to make sure you are not simply getting a skewed version of user experiences.
As we discussed certainly having a system to increase manager participation in some of these events and tournaments also means having the ability to properly train team members. From safety courses, to ethics and leadership, I think we can all agree that being able to deliver the right learning opportunities ultimately saves organizations significant money while simultaneously increasing productivity of team members. We have to also consider the use of training for different industry sectors. Sports teams are now having to deal with anti-doping legislation and scrutiny, sexual abuse allegations and physical and emotional abuse complaints. Given all these difficult challenges, one would think having a robust training regime will at the very least provide some air cover or liability insurance for organizations. However it is sad to say most organizations wait till there's a raging fire to begin putting in place the tools to address these kinds of issues. Some simply don't have the wherewithal to begin figuring out how to manage all the intricacies of implementing training and corporate development. So what practical advice can we offer? We can suggest first of investing some time to learn about the various technologies as well as philosophies that exists when it comes to learning and development. After settling on a firm grip of the direction one would take, we feel it will be very important to invest in a learning management system to address some of these challenges.
What is learning management system you ask? Well, a learning management system is a tool (often web-based) that enables organizations to manage the content development, deployment and tracking or analysis of training and e-learning. These tools can range from simple to highly complex and sophisticated HR information systems and talent management systems. Before you start hyperventilating, you should know that many learning management systems enable free trials and potential lots of guidance and assistance. With a younger workforce, we can tell you that investing in these systems is going to be a must even if its not happening right now.
In addition to managing your training and e-learning efforts, you can also consider the ability to generate great and engaging content to keep your eager learners occupied and hopefully learning something.