High School Football Case
4 February 2019
Management Case Study
An effective manager is a leader of people who has the opportunity and responsibility to give direction for the organization. They show people where to go and help them define the best path for reaching that destination. A manager’s job depends on the basic need to work with and through other people. Those who work most effectively with and through other people produce the most outstanding results. An effective manager builds a diverse group of people into a functioning team where each team member fulfills a specific, assigned role, and the goal is reached. “Managers Achieve Organizational Goals Through Others!”
Immediate, Main, and Sub-Problems
Marsh Fork High School is facing problems within their athletic department that is taking a toll not only on the team’s season outcomes, but on the individual players as well. The lack of supervisory ability and overall leadership within the team’s levels of management has caused a negative effect on the success of the department both on and off the field. The team’s new head coach, Mark Montgomery, is worried about the school’s former head coach and now Athletic Director, Buddy Jarrel, and the negative impact he left on the football team. There are many problems that need to be addressed in order to rebuild morale within the athletic department.
There are immediate problems that must be rectified as soon as possible that cannot wait for action. Buddy Jarrel faces accusations that have major ethical dimensions. Jarrel resigned as coach after three days of walkouts by as many as 16 players who refused to play for him. Although the coach resigned, it is still crucial for the athletic department to investigate the reason for these walkouts for the sake of the students, the parents, and the team’s reputation. The second immediate problem is the relationship between Jarrel and Montgomery that has been explained as “jealousy almost to the point of harassment”. The last immediate problem is the accusation against Jarrel that he is failing at his top-level management duties that are causing operational problems within the department.
· Relationship between levels of management
· Relationship between coaches and players/ coaches and parents
· Football statistics
· Mindset of the game
· Student-Athlete football education
· Communication between levels of management
Concepts of Management
A people-oriented management style tends to energize employees because it makes them feel appreciated for the work they do. The focus on employee relationships makes employees feel that they make a difference in the company. For this case, the Marsh Fork High is transitioning to t...