Five ways businesses can help staff enjoy the World Cup and still be productive

As the World Cup is fast approaching, here are five ways businesses can help staff enjoy the football and still be productive…..


  1. Remind staff highly-anticipated holiday requests will be approved on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Remember, employers are not obliged to accept all holiday requests, especially if there is a business need to turn it down.
  2. Ensure staff understand their duties, it may be beneficial to operate a flexible working pattern, subject to business needs.
  3. Consider screening the big games at the office. This could be a great opportunity for you to improve on existing and prospective client relations.
  4. Avoid discrimination. Some football matches may result in team rivalry. You should remind employees that any comments amounting to harassment or discrimination shall be dealt with as a disciplinary matter.
  5. Engaging with your staff can also help a company’s bottom line in the long run. Employees will be more productive because they return to their desks energised. Emotions are likely to run high during games, resulting in a more informal and relaxed environment. These environments are known to enhance employees’ motivation – they simply want to come to work


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