Team Culture and Identity in Sport

Bo Hanson
4x Olympian, Director, and Lead Consultant

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Getting the culture right in your team and organization is crucial for success on any level. So how do you ensure that your culture gives your athletes the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential? In this 7-part video presentation, Bo Hanson discusses the importance of team culture, and how effectively utilizing the GRIP Model during your season can go a long way to ensuring your team’s culture starts on, and stays on, the right track.

PART 1 - BO HANSON’S EXPERIENCES

In Part 1, Bo Hanson introduces his presentation on Team Identity and Team Culture and why the people side of sport is so important. Bo discusses the importance of values and leadership and his own experiences in his Olympic Rowing Career which emphasizes the most important part of sport- The People.

PART 2 - STARTING ON THE SAME PAGE

In Part 2, Bo talks about how you can get the best start for your team each season.

Bo’s personal experiences at an Olympic level show how similar goals and starting on the same page can contribute to your overall success.

PART 3 - BEHAVIOR EFFECTING TEAM CULTURE

What is culture? How can team culture affect the behavior shown by the athletes in your team? What is the difference between a team with positive culture and negative culture? Most importantly how do you recognize the culture in your team and how can you improve your teams’ culture to create the best performances? In Part 3, Bo Hanson discusses all these questions and more!

PART 4 - GRIP MODEL: GOALS

In Part 4, Bo looks at why team identity and culture is so important.

The Grip Model is vital to pre-season preparation and creating a positive culture within your organization and can help to give your team the winning edge!

PART 5 - MATERIAL GOALS AND PROCESSES

In Part 5, Bo Hanson discusses why it is so important for your team to utilize material goals when working together, and what processes can be used to achieve these goals.

PART 6 - GRIP MODEL: ROLES

In Part 6, Bo links the Grip Model used for pre-season preparation to creating a better culture in your team.

Having a clear understanding of the roles your athletes perform beyond their technical position can be the difference between performance and underperformance in your team.

PART 7 - GRIP MODEL: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

In the final part of this presentation, Bo Hanson discusses the Interpersonal Relationships within the GRIP Model, and how effectively managing relationships can lead to a positive team culture and overall success for you, your team and your organization.

We hope you enjoyed Bo’s Presentation on Improving Team Culture.

Where to from here…

At Athlete Assessments, we’re experts in the people side of sport. We know sport and live high-performance every day. Our reputation and proven success at the elite level speaks for itself. The results that our National, Olympic, Professional and Collegiate team clients achieve directly reflects their focus on getting the people side right. We’re here to provide you with excellence in service and to help you be your best. If there is anything we can do to be of service, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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