Europe’s previous Captain gives us his reaction to Paul McGinley’s appointment.
Ernst & Young understands that in sport, as in business, you succeed by getting talent to work together. That is why we are proud to be an Official Partner of The 2014 Ryder Cup.
At The Ryder Cup, teamwork and pride take precedence over personal achievement and prize money. And the result is not just determined by who has the better golfers. The difference between victory and defeat can come down to who has blended the diverse talents and personalities of 12 individuals into the best team.
In a very short space of time, and under intense scrutiny, the Team Captain has to choose the players, assess how they interact and work out how best to motivate each individual.
And the European Captain faces the added challenge of combining players from different countries with distinct cultures into a coherent team unit. It is a very public, high-stakes test of leadership and team-building.
The challenge of creating, building and managing teams applies to the business world as it does The Ryder Cup. Stakes are high and competition is fierce.
Furthermore, in a rapidly globalizing economy, building a team that harnesses the talents of people from different parts of the world, with experience of different markets, is becoming more important to more businesses.