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Army Crew Team Case Study While reading through this case study it becomes evident as to why JV manages to outperform the Varsity team even though the varsity team consists of the best crew members. We can understand why this happened by first evaluating the actions and behavior of the varsity members. To begin, the varsity team is made up of members who think mostly about themselves rather than being group oriented. It is clear that this causes distrust among the team so when the team encounters failure they revert to blaming one another. This is seen throughout the many emails sent between the crew members. Then during the races the varsity members tend to have no motivation to compete; eventually leading to their defeat. Now the JV team on the other hand manages to avoid many of these difficulties by utilizing their strong team commitment and trust among all members. This can be seen through the JV team’s acceptance of the CEP training and the positive group criticism seen throughout the team email. In a sport like rowing, the soft skills such as team work and communication are just as important as physical skills like strength and endurance. In order for a team to be successful they must have some physical capability but most importantly they absolutely must have coordination and motivation among the crew members. Since the Varsity was picked solely based off their strength and speed they lack many of the required soft skills that the JV team exhibits which allows the JV team to beat the Varsity crew. From a coaching stand point there is a lot of things Coach P could have done early on that could have prevented this critical situation. Also from a management stand point many of the issues surrounding the Varsity team are due in part to the lack of leadership displayed by the coach. Earlier in the season Coach P should have analyzed the problems displayed by…...

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