“That Old Saying”
A “win-win” situation is hard to come by when reaching an agreement. It’s a no-brainer to carry out said decision when there’s tons of upside for everyone involved. So I’m going to take this a step further and ask you, “What happens when a third party comes in to play and a “win-win-win” situation is right in front of your face?”
What I’m ultimately trying to get at is we utilized an official summer internship program at CBC. It worked… tremendously. For all parties. With the amount of clients we’ve added within the past year, to six months, to three months, our athletes needed more attention. Adding staff through an official internship program fulfilled everyone’s needs. This program is here to stay for anyone that fits within our business model of caring for each athlete and a willingness to learn.
So how exactly did all three parties gain to a great extent?
The athlete. Continuing to fill all the athlete’s needs became a bit harder. We’ve grown over 70% since January 2019. While utilizing two part-time paid interns all summer, workload was delegated and athletes were able to receive the utmost special attention. They also got to learn a little bit more about our interns and their stories, which a lot of them were able to relate to. This definitely enhanced the experience we are trying to cultivate at CBC. In many facets of the game of baseball and in their individual development as players and people, they got better with our interns.
The interns. The two guys that worked within our program this summer were guys we’ve trained for a few years now. These guys are 100% bought in to their own development as players and people. They wanted to give athletes the same experiences they had in the past. They got paid while training all these guys as well. But where I think they benefited the most was when they were actually teaching and explaining to athletes. They would look at video, tendencies, and metrics to correct flaws. They got better as baseball players because they could learn more about their development by investing their time in to others’ development. To give you a more inside look on who they are personally and their thoughts on CBC, check out this article:
The company. It really takes off stress on us at CBC when we know things are being ran smoothly and efficiently. Continuing to work in the semi-private format with an exponential growth in clientele is controlled chaos. Adding this internship program allowed us more time to do some things on the back end to better our company. Furthermore, this also allowed us to work on our communication skills. We could be more intentional with our own time and our hours of operation as well.
Finding a way to greatly benefit multiple parties is hard to come by. Without really even knowing it, we were able to accomplish just that in putting on our first official summer internship program. To be quite honest, we didn’t know how well this would go, and the only regrets we have is not implementing something like this much sooner. So thank you to our athletes in being patient in hiring more staff, and welcoming these guys in to work everyday. Thank you to our interns in helping our guys get better and allowing things to be ran more smoothly from an operational standpoint. And thank you to our staff in continuing to put in great work with our guys, so much so that our athletes want to help out and enhance the CBC experience. “Win-win-win” situations are in.
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