Inside Operations: Embracing Change

On the third Wednesday of every month (a second post this week, so we moved this to Thursday), a member of the Facilities and Operations staff  will give a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on around its area and the department. Over the course of every month, each department will be featured at least once. Coming Monday: Academics

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

This past month can be described with one word – CHANGE. Our new Athletic Director, Charlie Cobb, hit the ground running and we could not be more excited to support his decisions to change internal operations.  Most individuals fear change… the Facilities and Operations department embraces it!

As you all know, our beloved football program won their first football game of the season!  We all know “winning isn’t everything”, but it sure does make all our hard work and preparation for game day more rewarding. Typically, for the first game of the season, there are jitters, even the staff needs to get out of their system, not just the student-athletes.  With that being said, there were mistakes made, but seemed to be very minimal. Our entire athletic department worked great together to put on a successful show. Accomplishing that thrilling ‘W’ at the end of the long night was the icing on the cake.

The new signage for football at the Georgia Dome had great success.  We continue to improve our internal operation strategies by adjusting to each particular game and learning from our mistakes. We take much pride in ensuring that all events operate smoothly. After weeks of planning and organizing, a huge component of game-day operations is troubleshooting.

Men’s and women’s soccer seasons have begun at Panthersville, as well as court volleyball in the Sports Arena. So far, so good on our end; having the first events for each sport under our belts means we can only improve our operations from here on out!  We are excited to continue hosting home events and making it a great experience for all fans. We encourage suggestions, we love feedback … and we embrace change.

See you at the game!

-Gina Knutson
Operations Graduate Assistant

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