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Background of Research
This research undertakes an in-depth study to analyse and streamline the issues that have been facing the Gymnasium Club Institution. There is the dearth of improvement satisfactory in some relevant area of practice. This Gymnastic club, under concern is highly illustrated and have futuristic training possibilities. The patron of the Gym is the chief decision-maker who have the necessary discretionary power to imply relevant strategies for the betterment of this Gymnastic club. This Gym is included within the territory of an educational institution and encourages students to indulge in varieties of traits of Gym work, the most common being competition based gymnasium activities for both sexes.
The institute have received fair responses from candidates till now. However, some organisational disorientations are limiting the scope of future development and expansion of this gymnasium. This research aims at understanding how the limitations of the organisational limitations are affecting the gymnasium. Research objectives emphatically highlights the impact of the organisational failures on the future scope of the gymnasium. Through an in-depth and relevant review of empirical literature, this research study aims to develop an understanding of the ideal organisational standards and tends to peer on the ways in which gymnasiums can motivate students and civilians to realise the value of staying fit. Moreover, the role of Gymnasiums to promote competitive level artistic gymnastics have been critically discussed in the literature review with specific emphasis to empirical findings. Lastly, strategic recommendations have also been provided regarding the most feasible ways in which patron can implement the provided recommendations to solve the managerial issue that have been identified in the course of this report.
There are several complications in the registration process that creates a negative impression among the candidates of entry phase only, regarding the professionalism of the executors at this Gym. The institution also lacks the attributes and/or motivation required for the promotion of their principle sports event that is the competitive level artistic gymnastics among the students of the institution where it is located. The Gym should also conduct other promotional activities which would allure students to come and undertake regular physical activities in order to stay fit. However, in spite of the fact that the students are willing to join gym and work upon their physical fitness, they lack necessary motivation (Zheng, Tan & Bairner, 2017). Another important fact is that they dread that they would be subjected to tedious activities if they join the course of competitive level artistic gymnastics. The gym management have also failed to undertake any substantial measure to eradicate such abominations from the students’ perceptions and allure them to join the Gym for the course of competitive level artistic gymnastics.
This research study explores the limitations of the management of the University Gym which in turn hinders the future development of the Gym. Another major issue in this context is that, if the Gymnasium fails to attract newer candidates to join the gym, candidature at competitive level of artistic gymnastics for representing the educational institution would be at stake. In light of these major issues, this research tends to identify, the managerial problems that have been at the core of the organisational limitations that hinder the growth of the gymnasium. Moreover this research study also deliver a set of relevant recommendations against the managerial and executive problems that have been faced by the Gymnasium. Furthermore, the research proposal also renders feasible strategies and steps of implementation of the discussed managerial interventions in the recommendation section this research study.
Aim of Research
The aim of this research is to identify what managerial problems have been paralysing the future growth of the Gymnasium and its efforts to develop adequate candidature for competitive artistic gymnasium. At the next level, this research study also aims at providing successful and relevant recommendations for mitigating these limitations and ensure the future development of the gymnasium along with indicating the steps that can be followed by the patron for the implementation of the recommendations.
1. To identify the factors behind the increasing popularity of the university gymnasium
2. To understand why competitive artistic gymnastics have been the most popular trait of the gymnasium
3. To identify the most feasible avenues in which new candidature can be gathered for competitive artistic gymnastics in this gym club
4. To depict why the students lack the motivation to join the gym
5. To depict what necessary steps can be taken to entice the students to join the gym
Q1. What are the most important factors behind the increasing popularity of the university gymnasium?
Q2. Why competitive artistic gymnastics have been the most popular trait of the gymnasium?
Q3. What are the most feasible ways for gathering new candidature for competitive artistic gymnastics in this gym club?
Q4. What necessary steps can be taken to entice the students to join the gym?
H0 The managerial problems seriously impend the growth of the Gym club
H1 The managerial problems are meagre in the context of future development of the gym club and its proficiency in developing skilled competitive artistic gymnasts
H2 The patron have the necessary discretionary power to implement strategies aimed at overcoming the issues at the Gym
H3 Patron do not have the necessary discretionary power to implement strategies aimed at overcoming the issues at the Gym
Theme 1: The development of College Olympics in USA
This is an ever growing industry in the USA. The NCAA is the highest regulatory authority for all club gymnastics in the colleges basically. The artistic gymnastics is a college sport that is sponsored and endorsed by very less number of institutions. The MIT as well as JMU endorsed the spread of school Olympics since the 2000s. After 2010-2011, the government and other patron groups started to cease endorsing these Gym Institutes owing to some internal policies of government restraints by the government. However, Markovi? et al. (2018), is of the opinion that since 2012, the culture of fitness began to become a social trend and people of all age groups actually began to take interest in enhancing physical fitness. Irrespective of sexes, the American civilians started to emphasize on developing muscle fitness and specifically having a proper toned body. On the contrary, Santos et al. (2015), this culture of muscle fitness actually have very less relation with the development of the attributes of artistic gymnastics. The gym rosters of artistic drill, according to Kerr and Cervin (2016), is more stringent. Natural drill based toning of the body is more required for the development of fitness and body balance that is required for the performance of artistic gymnastics. As an outcome, Kolimechkov et al. (2016), opines that casual membership in the Gym clubs began to increase and parallely the habit of practice of drill in schools gradually began to cease. As an obvious outcome of this, the colleges that had official gym clubs felt it very difficult to maintain the count of members. America is one of the most advanced countries with large number of established artistic athletes. The colleges after 2012 had to continue the operations of their gym clubs at their own expenses. Another major factor was that since 2010, there have been observed a trend of gender segregation in the context of membership of courses of competitive artistic gymnastics.
Theme 2: Government’s actions to support the artistic campaign
In America, the number of female gymnasts pertaining to high school have been around 19000. As informed by Lima et al. (2015), the American government have implemented a policy of annually endorsing approximately around 1733 students who would enjoy a scholarship of around 9.0%. Again, in order entice the male students to gymnastics, the government have planned to provide them with 19% scholarship. However, Xu, Billings and Fan (2018), opines that the procedure of the selection of the desirable candidates who would enjoy the benefits of the scholarship. The American Government framed an advisory body for this role which consisted of international gymnasts from various countries. Most of the members of the advisory council are former Olympians. As per the ideas of Aleixo et al. (2014), the major benefit of selecting members (ex-Olympians) from various countries that they would be able to successfully understand the diverse cultural prospects while making judgements. The government, as Carbinatto et al. (2016), opines, played the role of making donations to the colleges affiliated to selective universities after inspection of the prospect among the members of the gymnasium club in the particular colleges. The NCAA which was given the primary responsibility to handle the program, innovated a methodology called the Regional Score of Qualification. This process maps the average best scores of the six best regular season performances of the candidates and/or the teams of competitive artistic gymnastics. The best Gymnasts selected from the campaign enjoys high level of national importance as well as enjoys high level of television coverage. They also get direct entries in to national level championship which are broadcasted live over networks like Big-Ten, SEC, and Pac-12 and so on.
heme 3: Chief Factors for the failure of students’ gym in American colleges
One important factor as identified by Lavallee and Loubser (2015), is that many college gyms fail due to address the gymming needs of the students with foresight and they are the management and chief decision makers are not business savvy when the question of executing the business strategies comes in the fore front. Sound education, as well as concrete planning, is urgently required for overcoming the decision-making flaws because of which the college gyms suffer. In many case college gyms make the mistakes that the entrepreneurs make while opening gyms. The patron of many college gyms are passionate about physical fitness and understand the need to be physically fit. As Cervin (2017), opines, many college gym patrons where particularly, artistic gymnastics are ardently practiced, the gym trainers are patrons in the colleges who takes the chief decisions regarding the admission and selection of the candidates for the artistic gymnasium campaigns. The patrons of the gyms successfully elaborate the gyms with latest equipment. However, the patrons, as Hashimoto, Osumi and Ito (2016), proposes that in many respects, forget that they need to have sound and specific promotional strategies for the sustainability of the gymnasium. As informed by, Ferreira João and Fernandes Filho (2015), in the initial days after the opening of the gyms or the students of the fresh batches after admission, have propensity to join or visit the gyms more frequently. However, they are not interested to join the rigorous exercise frameworks. On the contrary they are willing to exercise on their own. After some time, Ribbans, Henman and Bliss (2016), opines the candidates after joining the gym, lose interest and/or stop visiting the gyms. As an outcome, the students also lack interest after a certain period of time. This is because of the fact that the gymnasium cannot promote the significance of their physical fitness courses and render the feasibilities of joining the courses properly.
Another factor is that there is lack of professional maintenance of the gymnasiums. It is evident that when a student walks in a gymnasium and finds that there are severe ambiguities in the registration process, or maybe there is seldom anyone to fulfil the queries of the students regarding the filling up of form or accomplishing the registration process, the lack of professionalism becomes evident.
The college gyms are focuses on a common practice network. Personal emphasis is paid less to the individual candidates and hence skill development remains to be a slow process in the gym. Instead, Caetano et al. (2015), opines that a culture of “professional friendship” is required, particularly in the context of college gyms. The training for artistic gymnastics is a concrete procedure that require good compatibility and collateral-ship. In this respect the role of patrons becomes critically important in the context of assisting the candidates. On the contrary, the gym instructors guides the candidates based on a general presentation. Generally, 25 to 30% of the students according to the data provided by de Freitas and Stigger (2016), sustains the complexities and represents the college in the competitions of artistic gymnastics.
The research methodology for the following business research proposal about the discipline of competition in the gymnastics are described in the following paragraphs.
Research approach is defined as the plan or the procedure that is used to analyse the steps that are required for the assumptions which are one of the basic parts of the detailed data collection methods. The data analysis, collection and interpretation of the methods and the approach is there in the overall research plan (Jebb, Parrigon & Woo, 2017). The research approach is generally divided into two parts which are inductive form of research and the deductive form of research. The inductive form of research is defined as the form of research which is concerned with the formation of new theory and then testing the whole matter in relation of the theory. The deductive method of the theory is that form of theory which is concerned with the testing of the already existing theory and then testing it with the approach of the research approach. In the following research methodology approach, the deductive theory of analogy is being analysed the role of the critical decision maker in the artistic gymnastic making culture in a college, the theories for the establishment and encouragement of the students for the enrolment is already present which needs to be analysed and presented.
Data collection is defined as the process by which the data of a particular research is collected and measured with the information variables of interest. The data collection method is developed in the systematic manner with the level of hypothesis and evaluation of outcomes. There are four methods of the data collection technique – identifying the issue of the problems and the reasons for the collection of data, selecting the issue and the opportunity for the case, planning an approach for the problem and also the methods of the case and then collecting the data as per the needs (Cleary, Horsfall & Hayter, 2014). The data collection methods for the development of the artistic gymnastics is to form a focus group among the university students to conduct the analysis. The second step is to observe the lack of interest of the students and also to conduct sessions with form the interest in the students.
Data analysis is defined as the process of inspecting the data that is being collected by the researcher in the concerned period. There are three methods of data analysis in the research analysis which are the qualitative methods of data analysis, quantitative methods of data analysis and the mixed method of data analysis (Sekaran & Bougie, 2016). The qualitative method deals with the analysis of the data which are not numerical while the quantitative data analysis method deals with the analysis of data which are numerical in nature. The mixed method of data analysis are the amalgamation of both qualitative and quantitative method of data (Miles, Huberman & Saldana, 2013). In the research analysis, the qualitative data analysis method is being taken as the primary aim is to find the cause of disinterest of the students for joining the classes which does not need numerical backings.
Sampling is a form of statistical analysis which is taken by a specific number of observations and investigating the cause as per the sample chosen. The sample is the statement for the whole population which means that the sample represents the whole population both in pace and decision and the decision or observation of the sample is the decision of the whole population in the required amount of time (Csikszentmihalyi & Larson, 2014). The sample taken in this case is of 500 students belonging of the various forms and genres of the university. The students belong to the various streams and belong to mixed diversity origins. Even both the genders are considered in the discussion so as to make sure that all the parities of the sampling method is being considered. The sampling method of the university is taken to analyse the lack of interest for the people to join the artistic gymnastic classes and what are the probable recommendations that can be done to make sure that the working of the students are done in the proper manner. The sampling technique thus chosen in the case is the non-probability random sampling method which means that each of the students of the university have equal chances of being chosen in the sample and that the decision chosen by them is random and is not forcefully levied among them in any form.
There are a number of ethical considerations that are being maintained by the researcher as well as the decision maker who has been employed to conduct the research among the students. The privacy of the students is being maintained so that any of the student does not feel hampered if the answers are leaked out (Connelly, 2014). No force is given to the students regarding any matter and the students are free to opt out of the decision at any time of the questions if they feel uncomfortable. All their rights to express their feelings and points are being exercised to the manner to make sure that the ethical means are maintained in the manner.
Chart 1: Research Timeframe
Summing up the research methodology, it can be said that the methods implied by the researcher for conducting the research analysis is done in a manner that will give ample evidence to the samples to have a detailed look at the reasons of why the students are not interested. The methods taken are effective maintaining the ethical considerations of the participants.
The prime concern of the chief patron of the gymnasium, who is chosen as the decision maker for the gymnasium is that the courses and campaigns of gym work should be presented to the students in attractive packages. Again, the gym club have to prove to the students that by participating in the course of artistic gymnastics the students can get exposure to the professional world. Another important responsibility of the managerial committee is track down membership count, the parent web portal for student activities like queries or concerns, the work schedules and regular attendance of the gym members. The subsequent activities should be undertaken by the chief decision maker for fulfilling the above goals. These are:
Development of a club website, properly indicating the services and courses that the students can register for and highlighting of the ways in which the students can earn benefits of scholarships
Attending more number of college level competitions so that the students who enrol can get high amount of market exposure and thus create their self-identity in the industry.
A digital tracking software where the chief decision maker as well as the gym instructors and the executive management would be able to keep track of the following
New membership and renewals of membership
Parent portal activities of the students
Gym work schedule of the individual students
Attendance of the individual students
The students are quite easy to accommodate with technologies and that is why digital promotional techniques would be the most feasible option for them. Development of an official website is the most suitable option for the gym. The students can find it easy to complete the registration process if they understand the services and other policies of the college gym from the website. The students who are determined to form a career in gymnastics can also get the idea regarding how the stage shows and competitions attended and hosted by the college gym can help them to gain success.
Again, it would be most feasible for the gym, if the registration process is also digitalised. There should be two options. The first is that the students would be able to fill out registration forms at the gym itself. Secondly, they can also visit the website to fill up the form online. The chief patron would monitor the website portal himself aided by his team.
There should also be a service portal where the chief decision maker can interact with the students also.
The gym have faced several issues and surely requires intervention. There have been a record fall in the new membership and it implies that monitoring and new policy implementations have a key role to play in this context. The study have also indicated that the work methodologies of the instructors and the assistance staff of the gym also needs to be monitored. In case if the whole process is digitalised, then the patron can easily monitor the work of the others. Therefore the proposed step of forming a website is justified.
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