The End The following is research on the varsity football team of Georgetown University. Currently, Georgetown does not possess a winning record (as of November 1, 2008). Coaching athletics generally does not provide much financial compensation. However, many coaches take on this profession as a full-time endeavor. The pride of victories, winning seasons, and championships may fulfill a coach as a sense of job enrichment. Perhaps it is the molding of individuals (read: players), orchestrating offensive attacks and defensive stands. This sense of control may empower coaches. But which of these potential factors are the primary driver of maintaining a content coaching staff in an organization (read: team)? In this study, I will analyze the organizational milieu related to the group. This research will produce after-action items.
The first day of class was unlike any first day of class I have ever experienced. In grade school, high school, and in college, the first day was spent solely in an administrative context. While going over the syllabus, grading scale, and attendance is usually first on the course agenda, the first class of Management and Organizational Behavior avoided it entirely. Instead of walking through syllabi, the class walked through a Personal Development Profile.
In reviewing the Innermetrix Talent Profile, I read about what Innermetrix, Inc. thought about my strengths and weaknesses. I was judged on scales measuring my development in the following categories: mental, social, physical, financial-career, family life, ethics and beliefs, people, production, and time management. I have received Myers-Briggs Type Indicators in other settings, but I have never taken a behavioral assessment such as this.
After discussing a few of my classmates’ profiles, Dr. Z. mentioned that low ranking measures were not to be considered ‘weaknesses’ and that the class should not take into account the average component numbers...