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What can be Learnt from the Icelandic National Team's Managers, in Project Management and in Shaping Group Dynamics?

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dc.contributor Háskólinn í Reykjavík
dc.contributor Reykjavik University
dc.contributor.author Anna Sigríður Vilhelmsdóttir
dc.contributor.author Erna Kristjánsdóttir
dc.contributor.author Ingason, Helgi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-16T09:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-16T09:39:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07-14
dc.identifier.citation Vilhelmsdottir, A. S., Kristjansdottir, E., & Ingason, H. T. (2016). What can be Learnt from the Icelandic National Team’s Managers, in Project Management and in Shaping Group Dynamics? Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 226, 278–285. doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.189
dc.identifier.issn 1877-0428
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/903
dc.description 29th World Congress International Project Management Association (IPMA) 2015, IPMA WC 2015, 28-30 September – 1 October 2015, Westin Playa Bonita, Panama
dc.description.abstract Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. The football environment is demanding and challenging. In the last years there are more financial resources involved and social demand is increasing. Football is about creating the correct winning environment, overcoming significant challenges and handling expectations and pressure. At first sight, this environment seems very similar to the project management environment, but is it really? What can be learnt from the Icelandic national football team's managers in project management and in shaping group dynamics? The IPMA eye of competence is used as a framework for this thesis with a focus on leadership, strategy, team building and how to lead successful teams. The thesis is built up in two ways: qualitative study and quantitative study. In the qualitative study, two in depth interviews were conducted with the Icelandic national team's managers. The conclusion is that the main building blocks of the team are a structured working environment, values that support the organizational structure, appropriate combination of task- and social leadership style and team cohesion. In the quantitative study, a questionnaire was sent out to the Icelandic national team members. The conclusion is that the key success factors from the training processes are a structured working environment, discipline, mutual trust, mutual respect and repetition. It is our conclusion that the football environment provides a good testing ground for project management, but since fewer variables affect the outcome in football it can be difficult to apply it directly to business.
dc.format.extent 278-285
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseries Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences;226
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Project management
dc.subject Football
dc.subject Strategy
dc.subject Goals
dc.subject Group dynamics
dc.subject Verkefnastjórnun
dc.subject Knattspyrna
dc.subject Markmið
dc.subject Hópefli
dc.title What can be Learnt from the Icelandic National Team's Managers, in Project Management and in Shaping Group Dynamics?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.189
dc.contributor.school Tækni- og verkfræðideild (HR)
dc.contributor.school School of Science and Engineering (RU)

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