As the World Cup is fast approaching, here are five ways businesses can help staff enjoy the football and still be productive…..
- 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.
- Ensure staff understand their duties, it may be beneficial to operate a flexible working pattern, subject to business needs.
- Consider screening the big games at the office. This could be a great opportunity for you to improve on existing and prospective client relations.
- 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.
- 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