footballApparently there’s some important football games going on some time soon. I don’t know my John Barnes from my Ronaldo, but a lot of the guys in the office want to watch one of the games on the 23rd that’s on in work hours.

If I say no, they’re only going to be constantly refreshing the sports websites for the score. Or worse still I’ll be getting multiple streams coming into the office hogging all the bandwidth.

What to do? I’m sure I’m not the only one in this situation, so I thought I’d share what we’re doing.

The majority of the guys that want to watch it are in the sales team.

So we’ve said that if by the 23rd they’re on target for the month then they can have the afternoon off and go to a local pub to watch the game.

If they’re 15% over target then they can go to the pub and have a drinks tab running on me.

If they’re  25%+ over target then they get lunch bought for them too.

So I now have a happy and motivated sales team, plus I wont have to put up with the jubilant cries if that bloke off the crisps advert hits a hole-in-one.

Seems like a win-win situation all round

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