Ambiguity, manageability and orchestration: implementing and coping with complex organisational change in elite soccer

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Gibson, L., Nelson, L., Potrac, P. and Groom, R. 2018. Ambiguity, manageability and orchestration: implementing and coping with complex organisational change in elite soccer. Sports and Coaching: Past and Futures Conference. Crewe 25 - 26 Jun 2011
AuthorsGibson, L., Nelson, L., Potrac, P. and Groom, R.
TypeConference Presentation
Abstract

Within elite football in England, an ‘academy’ is an organisational context operated by a football club, in which the coaching and the education of youth football players aged from under 9 to under 21 is organised in accordance with the rules and regulations of the English Football Association (the FA). The Academy Manager is responsible for the strategic leadership and operation of the club’s academy. This includes implementing the club’s philosophy, coaching and games programme, and player education, and the management of academy staff. The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of Simon (pseudonym), a Premier League Academy Manager, when implementing organisational change within an academy. Wallace’s (2003, 2004) notion of orchestration is used as an analytical frame, with a particular focus on the concepts of flexible planning and coordination, culture building and communication, and differentiated support to make sense of Simon’s experiences through the change process.

KeywordsOrganisational change; Professional Football; Orchestration; Academy Manager
Year2018
ConferenceSports and Coaching: Past and Futures Conference
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