Human Resource Management in Olympic Sport Organisations
Human Resource Management in Olympic Sport Organisationsprovides a thorough explanation of human resource issues that Olympic sport organizations (OSOs) face, and it offers guidelines for resolving those issues. It also gives sport managers tools for analyzing how to maintain and improve their organizational structures.
The book is the third volume in the Executive Masters in Sports Organisation Management (MEMOS) program, which aims to improve management of sport organizations and provide a higher level of training for sport managers. The text presents a complete set of management issues in the Olympic movement that will help readers better understand the ambitious goals of this dynamic global entity.
All topics are presented within the context of the Olympic organizational structure and include organizational justice, staffing, leadership, performance appraisal, reward systems, empowerment of workers, management of diversity, and handling of conflict. The text introduces and discusses cases to create awareness of the topics and to help identify possible solutions. The authors do not present a "global template" approach with solutions ready to be applied by all OSOs; rather, they provide flexible guidelines that lead to the appropriate practical action within each OSO.
Because human resources are such a vital aspect of managing organizations, the text thoroughly explains how all of the traditional aspects of human resource management may be directly applied to Olympic sport organizations. The chapters progress as follows:
-Chapter 1 discusses some of the distinctive features of OSOs from a perspective of human resource management.
-Chapter 2 delves into human resource practices, with particular attention paid to the specific problems and challenges that OSOs face.
-Chapter 3 presents issues in organizational design, including the role and composition of the executive board and how to form a powerful board.
-Chapter 4 explores diversity in the workplace, including valuing diversity and strategies for managing a diverse workforce.
-Chapter 5 features coauthor Packianathan Chelladurai's renowned multidimensional model of leadership as applied to OSOs.
-Chapter 6 concludes with a focus on managing organizational change and knowledge.