IOG launches groundsmanship survey

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has invited over 20,000 members and non members working or volunteering in the sports turf management industry to participate in an online survey.

The findings from this research will contribute to the IOG’s member engagement strategy and guide on how it delivers its promise to members; ‘Serving you through the seasons’   

As IOG CEO Geoff Webb explains: “We'd like to know more about the people, organisations and companies who work, study and volunteer in turf management, at whatever level. We want to understand what people think are the most useful services and resources the IOG can provide, and how the IOG can have greater relevance and be of more value to you, your colleagues, friends and associates within this great industry and profession.”

The IOG strives to advance pioneering initiatives within groundsmanship. These include: promoting salary benchmarks within the sector with the Annual Salary Survey; promoting the profession to young people through Young IOG Board activities; raising the profile of deserving teams and individuals through the IOG Industry Awards; industry-endorsed, onsite and on-line training opportunities; as well as an ongoing commitment to promote the industry through its thriving and successful SALTEX exhibition.

The IOG will use the learnings from the survey to develop and shape its activities, communications and member benefits, updating and creating services and products that support and help groundsman and the wider industry in shared progress, success and growth.

Readers are invited to look out for the email from Geoff. Email reminders will be sent over the coming weeks so check inbox and possibly your spam folders. Key findings from this research will be on the IOG website in the new year and will help to shape your IOG membership into the future.