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Recreational Sports Center Recreational Sports Center Merger of the Indoor and Outdoor Satellites 1
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Amanda Allen Brian Wiggins Diego Capriles Hannah Fan Quinn Romasko May 3 rd , 2011 Dr. Kristie Loescher – MAN 325
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Recreational Sports Center: Merger of the Indoor and Outdoor Satellites Executive Summary This report reflects the research that our team of consultants conducted on the Recreational Sports Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of this report is to identify issues and provide recommendations for human resource strategies and practices in regards to the recent merger of the indoor and outdoor satellites of the Recreational Sports Center. The problems that we identified include lowered morale, a tainted culture, and the lack of training. Our recommendations include implementing effective communication strategies, training programs, and using solving cultural differences to work towards RecSports’ goals. The structure of this report begins with background information on RecSports, followed by the merger practices and issues that the merger created. We will then discuss our methods of data collection its relation to the human resource course concepts. Before concluding the report, we will provide details of our recommendations and the organizational impact of these recommendations. Background We will now discuss the background information about our case study subject. Recreational Sports Center opened on October 11, 1990. As the University grew larger, the RecSports Center was built to accommodate the influx of students. The facility includes about 120,000 square feet of space for basketball, volleyball, handball, racquetball, wall ball, martial arts, dance, aerobics and weight training. RecSports is more than just a place to hang out and exercise for some students. The Division of Recreational Sports at The University of Texas at Austin is a source of income for about 250 students. This staff is responsible for overseeing 3
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multiple facilities and is, therefore, split into different departments. The departments are divided as follows: Gregory staff : Responsible for Gregory Gym (GRE). Directed by E.J. Patterson. Gregory Aquatics : Responsible for the outdoor aquatic area at Gregory Gym. Directed by Shannon Kennedy. Indoor Satellites : Responsible for overseeing The Recreational Sports Center (RSC), Anna Hiss Gym (AHG), Belmont Hall (BEL), and Pickle Research Center (PRC). Directed by Christina Hardin. Outdoor Satellites : Responsible for overseeing the Intramural Fields (Whitaker Fields) and Whittaker Tennis Courts. Previously responsible for Penick-Allison Tennis Center. Directed by Brian Stillman In the past, each division was led by a different coordinator. However, in rise of the recent budget cuts across many areas at the university, some changes were made. In an effort to cut costs, several changes were made. First, all facilities were scheduled to close an hour earlier. Additionally, those facilities that were not being used enough to justify the cost of operation
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