OPINION: Don’t brandish the red card to employees who want to watch the Euros – Andy Nolan, VP for UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at Lifesize

Jun 10, 2016

UC insight | Gary Eastwood

Rather than view this as a disruption, Andy Nolan, VP forUK, Ireland and Northern Europe at videoconferencing specialist Lifesize, explains how the tournament is, in fact, a valuable opportunity to boost morale and unite a global workforce.

The countdown has started until the sporting event of the year: the 2016 European Football Championships. With 51 matches set to be played in France over the course of a month, employees will be keen to take in as much of the action as possible, even whilst at work. The global audience this year is expected to surpass eight billion viewers. Fans from all around the world will follow the progress of 24 teams as they vye for footballing glory in France. ACAS, an organisation devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes, has urged employees to be flexible and let staff watch matches throughout the tournament.