Long-term planning

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  • 10 Nov 2016

    How many players do we need?

    Implicit in all the decisions around player trading and youth promotion is a prediction about the depth of squad needed to compete during the season. Some clubs hope to go deep in all competitions, others are content at prioritising the league.Given the average footballer’s annual pay is a deeply material cost to the club, it […]
  • 29 Dec 2015

    What have you taken from 2015?

    It's hard to believe that 2015 is already drawing to a close, and yet here we are - with our last Evolution blog of the year.Thanks for taking the time to read and to share our blog, the purpose of which is to respectfully challenge conventional boardroom thinking and to help find a better way […]
  • 18 Mar 2015

    The succession planning blind spot

    Last year, Stanford University released a report detailing the attitudes of corporate executives and directors towards succession planning and talent development.One of the more striking findings highlighted a blind spot that persists at board room level: 50% of the study’s interviewees believed their board had an effective succession plan in place for senior positions, but […]
  • 12 Mar 2015

    Even the best plans

    In 1994, a group of psychology students nearing the end of their honours thesis were asked how long they thought their project would take to submit. Just 30% finished in their predicted time, and the average prediction was 22 days too short.In 2002, US homeowners who were remodelling their kitchens were asked how much they […]
  • 17 Dec 2014

    Football’s ticking clock

    “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” John C. Maxwell With the hectic Christmas fixture schedule upon us (at least for UK clubs) and the January transfer window looming, priority management […]