World Cup 2018 – The Pros And Cons For Your Office

World Cup 2018 - The Pros And Cons For Your Office

The World Cup starts this week, and it is likely to be a topic that is hot on the lips of most of the people in your office. While you may be worried that this is an unneeded distraction, there are a number of ways you can use the famous football tournament to your benefit. With that being said, read on to discover more about the pros and cons of World Cup fever in the office.

The cons of the World Cup for your office

Let’s start by addressing the negative side of the World Cup for your office. You are probably worried about the loss of productivity that you are expecting to occur as a consequence of the football tournament. You may envision that the tournament is going to lead to a number of sick days, as employees strategically call in for the full day off work whenever England are playing, or perhaps they have had a bit too much to drink the night before while watching the football in the pub. Even those who turn into work may spend most of their day talking about the football or checking the scores online. And, of course, this is only going to get worse the longer England last in the tournament! However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as you’ll discover below…

The pros of the World Cup for your office

Rather than viewing the World Cup as a negative for your business, you should view it as an opportunity. You can use the tournament as an opportunity to bring your office together. Rather than simply overlooking the World Cup, why not bring your workforce together and allow everyone to watch the big matches in the office? Yes, this may mean that 90 minutes of the day are spent watching the football instead of working. However, it means that you don’t have to worry about employees taking the day off. Not only this, but it connects everyone and boosts the atmosphere in the office. Your workers will feel appreciated and they will be more productive throughout the rest of the day.

As you can see, there are a number of pros and cons associated with the World Cup fever that’s coming your way this week. However, you can make the most of the happy environment that the World Cup creates. Use this as an opportunity to promote employee engagement, rather than approaching it with a negative attitude.