Orlando Magic, FL
Often heralded, yet pervasively elusive, team chemistry is that magical feeling of working cohesively with a group of others towards a common goal. Our Burkmont team adapted previously existing measures and research to create an observational coding metric to capture team chemistry with the Orlando Magic for the 2016-2017 season. Results were used by the Magic's analytics team to assess player impact, evaluate trade options, and predict team level performance. A sample of this work can be found in our blog section.
Brown and Caldwell, ca
Recruitment is the lifeblood of any organization - a well composed group of talented individuals can change the world. Brown and Caldwell sought to take a hard look at their recruitment process to help ensure that they're attracting the best talent possible. Working closely with Brown and Caldwell, Burkmont conducted a series of interviews with potential recruits, asking candid questions about what they thought of Brown and Caldwell as a whole. The results from the interview were used to inform the recruitment process going forward.
El Camino, LA Harbor, and pasadena city college football, ca
Team chemistry has not only been shown to be ubiquitous across contexts, but also flexible in methodology. Whether it was an NBA team or local community college football teams, Burkmont had the necessary tools to measure chemistry. Over the course of the 2016 football season we administered small, timely interventions, across 3 college football teams in an attempt to increase feelings of cohesiveness and overall production. The study showed an increase in that warm and fuzzy feeling of working cohesively - and further demonstrate the utility of team chemistry measures.
Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute (HPPSI), CA
School of Community and Global Health (SCGH), CA
Research on health and well-being in applied contexts is notoriously difficult to conduct and report. Working with HPPSI and SCGH, Burkmont has aided in the design, collection, and reporting of numerous federally-funded grant projects from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Contexts have included asthma, diabetes, mental health, organ donation, obesity, and substance use.