London 2012: Helping to Build a Brilliant Future for UK Businesses
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...over £ 700m worth of contracts before the Games commence in July 2012.
What is crucial now is for SMEs to maximise on the diverse business opportunities this amazing event does, and will, offer.
Now is the time to start looking at what you are doing internally and share the magic of the games with your team. However, vast waves of SMEs have not even started thinking about this part of the London 2012 opportunity. For example across the country many businesses have yet to plan how they — and their employees — will watch the exciting...
...Olympic Games coverage. In a recent survey, we found that only 10% of workers are currently aware of plans to watch the Games in their place of work.
Whilst many companies may not be participating in hospitality at the Games, arranging to simply watch the Games together at work is a great and affordable way to enhance teambuilding and employee satisfaction. After all, this is a once in a lifetime event for the UK and if embraced, the Games could really help unite your workforce. A get together in the office to watch the final of a major sporting event can only build morale, inspire workers and improve camaraderie.
I’m not saying that during Games time the office should come to a standstill whilst everyone enjoys the action — but if managed correctly, London 2012 has the potential to be uniting rather than disruptive. Of course employers need their businesses to continue trading as normal so it’s important to start putting plans in place now on the best way to engage with your workforce during this time.
Remote working is on the increase within businesses’ in general. Yet only 2% of workers surveyed were aware of plans by their employers to introduce flexible working... continued on page three >