Getting messy in the game of health care
“We can’t sit in the stands – we have to get messy and play on the field.”
The casual observer, the season ticket holder, the player, and the coach have very different levels of knowledge, skill, and passion for a professional sport. The casual observer may be confused, not even understanding the fundamentals of the game. The season ticket holder likely has some experience with the sport, possibly playing as a youngster or in high school, and has invested time and money in a team. The player has developed advanced skills to succeed playing the game, yet may need extra motivation (perhaps in the form of bonus money or an extended contract) to perform at the highest level. The coach must consider overall strategy while managing players and answering to the general manager, the owner, and the media. Talk about getting messy!