Sport Psychology Applied In Businesses & Organizations to Enhance The Workplace

"As one of the first researchers to concentrate

on the various psychological determinants of

human athletic performance... I found that these

determinants were integral to more than just

sports." ~ Michael Bar-Eli

I've just completed an enlightening book by Michael Bar-Eli, Boost!: How the Psychology of Sports Can Enhance Your Performance in Management and Work.

Below are my brief insights on how sports psychology can be applied in business or organizational settings to enhance the workplace:

Setting specific, achievable, and challenging goals is important for boosting motivation in sports or business. Doing so will give you a clear direction to work towards and a sense of accomplishment once you achieve them.

Great coaches, leaders, and managers have the ability to boost the self-confidence of their players and employees by setting clear and shared expectations. Communicating in a clear and consistent manner is crucial to ensure that everyone is aligned and working towards the same goals. This approach not only helps build trust but also promotes teamwork and fosters a positive work environment.

Coaches and leaders should be open to new, unusual, or unorthodox ways of training to increase sports performance or business productivity.

Successful businesses and teams are often characterized by their close-knit, cohesive nature and ability to adapt to stressful situations.

Outstanding coaches and business leaders are humble and flexible, modelling adaptability in unexpected situations.

Exceptional coaches and business leaders inspire players or employees to visualize self-improvement in their chosen sport or job project.


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