Every major sports tournament has serious implications for businesses and the World Cup in Brazil will inevitably cause reduced attendance at work. Rather than fight it, plan for it and provide flexibility in order to maintain workforce productivity. Organising events can also enhance employee engagement. Employers, however, should also remember that not all staff are football fans and be aware of the high emotions that can get stimulated by “results on the field”. We all hope our team does well and progresses, but it is important that celebration and disappointment does not take over business workflow.
How much disruption do you expect to your business?