It used to be fun to work in sports. But like so many other industries, responsibilities have increased, often demanding employees to achieve more with less. The result, according to Matt Huml, can be burnout, workaholism, disengagement, and resentment. In this episode, we dive deep into Matt’s two most recent research projects: “The Effect of Remote Work on Family and Work Dynamics Within the Sport Industry;” and “From engaged worker to workaholic: a mediated model of athletic department employees”.
2:43 Behind the Research
5:45 The Razor’s Edge Between Engaged Worker vs. Workaholic
9:02 What’s Wrong with a Team of Workaholics?
13:01 The Full Financial Impact of Turnover
20:03 Improving the Recruiting Pitch for Staff
27:45 The Extreme Sacrifices
32:05 Evaluating Extreme Sacrifices on Your Team
41:09 The Radioactive Ring Around Coaches
For more info on topics referenced in this episode:
Read the Full Versions of Matt’s research –
Books highlighted –
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
Hear more about the outcomes from our workshop with Penn State