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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Benefits of Conflict, Part 2

Posted by William on July 23, 2012

Top-down won’t cut it

Cooperative conflict also empowers employees, who are now less likely to accept top-down orders just because a manager “says so.” If employees don’t agree with a decision, they are less likely to effectively implement it. Cooperative conflict “training” can help employees approach their managers with better solutions, or at least with their concerns. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Some Allied Benefits

Posted by William on January 19, 2012

A well-managed boot camp program can provide valuable new revenue, increased participation and variety to your group exercise program, potential new members and a unique esprit de corps among participants. There are other benefits as well, such as increasing exposure to other profit centers in your club. Gold’s offers an initial consultation with a dietitian and free sessions with a personal trainer as incentives for people to sign up for boot camp. The team spirit can also result in merchandising opportunities for items such as T-shirts, water bottles and other pro shop supplies with distinctive boot camp logos. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Exercise Programming, Part 2

Posted by William on December 14, 2011

Special-case motivation

Although keeping members motivated is never easy, members who participate in Special Case Monitoring tend to stick with the program. “We find that with the education and the lectures we offer, there’s a lot of self motivation going on,” says Assistant Program Manager Glen Newman, who adds that members are always quick to register for new programs. “We just get the wheels spinning — they’re the ones who keep them turning,” he says. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »