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How Many Teams do your Players Play On?

Eric Money is the only player to official score for two different teams in the NBA in the same game. A rare-event. Why don’t more professional athletes play for both teams or different teams at the same time? It makes perfect sense!

Most Major League Baseball teams have rosters full of players not playing. If the players can be ferried to other teams think of the money that can be saved in wasted time. These players could be used at 100% capacity for maximum value.

Of course, to be effective, players playing for multiple teams would have to attend all team meetings for all teams, attend all practices for all teams, independently negotiate with each team manager when there is a conflict, and actively manage his or her own schedule to make sure all work is appropriate accomplished.

Only then could we truly enjoy and have the maximum value from professional sports.

Does this sound silly? It shouldn’t. This is what managers across the country are doing to their own internal MVP’s and All-Stars. Matrixing out key players to whatever team asks, requiring our people to negotiate without appropriate rank, and expecting 100% capacity to be achieved while delivering excellence!

Any wonder that anytime there is a good economy employees mass exodus looking for something better.

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch is a Professional Coach Based in South Florida. His primary area of coaching focuses on coaching Software Engineering Leadership. On occasion he does Agile Transformation work as well but prefers coaching at the Team and Individual level vs. the organizational level.

If you have ever wondered: is professional coaching right for me and you are a Software Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Software Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO reach out for a free initial coaching session. See if coaching is right for you. Initial coaching sessions are the real deal, no hard-sells, no "here is what you would get if you paid". Individuals that receive a free coaching session will get a normal private professional coaching session of 90 minutes (30 minute onboarding + 60 minute coaching) and it will be up to you to follow-up if you want to continue with help on your journey.

Ennis is always gathering research through a team building exercise called the Ball Point Game. If you are interested in a team-level exercise and want to participate in a research project to further the field reach out. The exercise is free in South Florida (and really fun)

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