How Sport Can Teach Workplace Skills

How Sport Can Teach Workplace Skills

As the proud partner of Scottish Athletics FPSG understands that commitment, passion, discipline and dedication are all qualities which are possessed by top athletes. As the recruitment partner of choice for some of the biggest brands in the world we are also aware how these traits cross over to the workplace to make successful recruitment teams.

In this article I will look at some of the qualities required at any level of sport and how we at FPSG utilise them to ensure the success of our clients on a consistent basis.  Read on to find out how sports can translate to workplace skills.


Dedication is an extremely important trait in sports and the workplace. For example the millionaire professional footballer staying behind after training to practice free kicks or the athlete committing to a strict training and diet regime for several months, their success is ultimately down to dedication and hard work. The same is true in the workplace. Showing dedication and working late to achieve deadlines and deliver on time is a regular occurrence.


On how many occasions have the underdogs overcome huge odds to achieve the unexpected? In the Olympic Games in Athens, 2004 The Great Britain Relay Team overcame massive odds to beat the American Relay Team, considered the hot favourites. In the 100m finals America won Gold, Silver and Bronze. Yet with teamwork involved on the baton passes the Brits produced a flawless round to take the Gold and prove that teamwork can overcome talent. This is hugely true in the workplace, where teams with a solid structure, common goals and commitment towards teamwork can achieve huge things!

Organisational Skills

Teamwork, dedication and hard work are not as effective without a clear, concise and strategic approach. In sports the team ‘coach’ or manager will plan and set the strategy for the team to win. Each individual needs to organise themselves effectively to provide maximum efficiency. The same is true at work. Teams and individuals need to be organised to achieve the best results!

The FPSG Scottish Athletics National Indoor U13 & U20 Track & Field Championships take place this Saturday, 10th March at the impressive Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

I have a number of free tickets available for my network. We would love for you and your family to attend this event on Saturday 10th March!

To express your interest please use the following channels.
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T: 0141 270 5003 or 0131 270 6628

We would be delighted for you to join us at the Emirates Arena and watch some of Scotland’s top Athletes in action!!
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Author: Chris Knowles