The FIFA World Cup Tournament, now in its last week, has been a source of both excitement and disappointment for many people. And, depending on where you are in the world, it may have also been a source of inconvenience in the work place or outside. If your staff are both trainees undergoing learning management system training and also football fans, you may have experienced absenteeism during the last few weeks.
In Buenos Aires last Sunday, I was at the supermarket working halfway through a long grocery list, when it was announced (at 2:00 pm, an hour before the Argentina vs. Mexico game) that the store was closing, and would reopen in about three hours. I respectfully stopped short on my list and grabbed only the essentials.
But this kind of thing happened at all levels in this city–from pilots to office workers calling in sick for days when their favorite teams would be playing. And perhaps it happened at your company. So how can you deal with football fever-induced absenteeism?
Remember, just as in football, flexibility is important not only for learning management system training, but for your management strategy as a whole. In football, flexibility improves ease and grace in movement, saves energy, and allows a greater range of motion. These are all benefits of flexibility in the workplace as well.
Flexibility is a must for strong learning management system training, management structures, departmental coordination, and employee relations in any company.
Allow employees to view important matches on TV in the staff room or other common area at work. Play a radio broadcast covering the games over the PA system to employees on the shop floor. Encourage employees to wear their team’s shirts on game days, and bring in flags and banners for their teams.
To be a good coach or manager, in the words of John Wooden, you must “Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.” One way to do this is displaying flexibility during this special, once-every-four-year event.
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