Columbus Blue Jackets: Asymmetry Defined

September 30th, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
When I was in graduate school, besides the professor's continued response of "it depends"—mostly from marketing professors, of course (those "soft skill" types)—the second most common term I heard was Asymmetry. So, it does prove that I was actually listening to something during those years, but I digress.

Asymmetry, at least in a business or mathematical context, refers to—you guessed it—a lack of symmetry. Specifically, an overall lack of balance or harmony.

What's my point, besides providing a definition for the word? That asymmetry, particularly as it relates to an organization, can disrupt the goal of achieving success—in this case, a National Hockey League team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Recently, and much to my surprise, I discovered something that ran counter to the argument that I've been hearing, for so long, from the Blue Jacket organization, the media who covers the team—consider me duped.

Columbus is not as much of a budget team as I was originally led to believe. Their total team payroll does not run in the bottom portion on the NHL—rather, according to, the Blue Jackets ...

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