What ails sports in Malaysia? - Lack of profesionalism
: the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well
1) Lack of foresight in organising tournaments and matches
2) Lack of engagement, inability to understand the need of communicating with masses or third parties.
3) Internal / ego issues - clash of personalities
4) Poor delegation of work
5) Discipline - or rather lack of it
6) Inability to think ahead, injecting new and fresh ideas into future progress of sport. Many continue to harp on past glories and ideologies
7) Unable to appreciate sports industry, sports science
8) Branding, marketing and advertising remain foreign to sports bodies and organisations
9) Unable to work as a team, poor rapport among fellow colleagues
10) Defensive when criticised instead of thinking rationally and address shortcomings
11) No thought into welfare of athletes - from physical conditioning to career path
12) Same individuals wear too many hats - conflict of interest
13) Leagues, tournaments that remain unsustainable
14) Too much emphasis on officialdom, hardly on the sport or athletes
15) Reports, studies and conclusions from meetings are not executed
The list can go on.
Then again, this is a universal problem that plagues most organisations.
We can choose to ignore, or try to instill professionalism in our daily routine.