Accenture to screen all World Cup matches

Consulting
company Accenture is planning to show 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 recognises its
importance to staff.

The
games will be shown on big screens in communal areas of the offices and because
the company has many overseas consultants based in the UK, it will show all of
the matches, not just the 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, cafes at the Accenture offices in London, Manchester, Newcastle and
Windsor will be selling ‘World Cup’ food and 10 per cent of the revenue will be
donated 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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