Football focus keeps Accenture on the ball

Consulting company Accenture is planning to screen all of the 2002 World Cup
matches at its UK offices.

Tim Robinson, HR director for Accenture in the UK, said the company feels it
is important to enter into the spirit of the World Cup and it recognises its
importance to staff.

The games will be shown on big screens in communal areas of the offices and
because it is a global company with a number of overseas consultants based in
the UK, the firm will show all the matches, not just England games.

Robinson said the company wants to turn a possible negative into a
team-building opportunity for its 7,000 staff.

During the Cup, cafés at the Accenture offices in London, Manchester,
Newcastle and Windsor will be selling ‘World Cup’ food with 10 per cent of the revenue
going to charity.

"Rather than looking at this event in negative terms of absenteeism, we
want to turn it into something positive.

"By screening matches in all of our UK offices, staff can watch games
together, have fun and also raise money for charity at the same time,"
said Robinson.

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