Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Change Management and old Shoes

Change is something that comes a bit....., or very different, over time.
Life in general is rather diverse, but most people share in essence most of the basic things.
Then as you connect the concept of change to the concept of life you start to wonder.

Here are a few questions;
- Why does change come so fast within technology crazed areas? - What drive this development? - Is it only market forces that drives change or something else, and maybe much larger?

- Why are sports in general so utterly unchanged over the last 100+ years? Most sports looks more or less the same - compare sports just to the development of the telephone over the last 100 years.
Stunning huh? And should sports be more stable - or not? - Yes, it is true that we have new sports invented all the time - but still - they have not replaced all the old stuff - like in the phone business, we compare with above (with a few exceptions do exist but not really in the team sports respect).

There are people devoted to something called Change Management. To us, most of this looks like serious rules and methods made by the brave ones - done for the less brave ones - and the less brave is the guys that pays... But, there is indeed one very valuable idea that comes out from Change Management, and that is the part that tries to understand the resistance against everything new - or the fear for the unknown. To us this is the core strength of Change management.

Let us connect back to the changing pace of technologies... Many old sports are affected by this in an indirect way - goal cameras, offside lines, graphical presentations, camera angles etc. And right now shoe sensors, wristbands and other sensors will become more and more integrated with apps and... We still here however, think it is not the core of the sports that changes - but instead more the wrapping around them.

We seriously think that Floorball - is not just another additional new sport. We seriously here think it has the power - and the proven track record - to come in as a new - not evolving - but a new revolutionary sport.
A sport that will - surpass some other old ones, just because it is a better and more fun way of doing sports or things.

This post does not serve too many solutions. But it is 100% clear to us that a sport, that is called Floor Hockey and have plastic sticks designed in the 70’s and to this date still have no visible product development at all - are poised to fade away.
Floorball, presents new high tech or stylish sticks - almost several times each season.

It could be that future main changes in Floorball - might come from the sticks too - and yet again we might see an example of the incredible pace of societal changes - through - technology.


One more thing - some serious thinkers might believe that we treat “Change Management” a bit fearless or respect-less here.
Ha, that is one of the most important things, we think - to be able to change things you must be a bit - fearless and perhaps a bit respect-less too... or you will never get out of your own old habits, or shoes.
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!