Employee productivity during the World Cup 2007

With the timings of the world cup matches being 6:30 PM to 2:30 AM, many organizations are preparing for a slump in productivity this year as the world cup rolls around. Especially on the day of the *big* matches.

“We have already told our employees to be careful and not be late for their duties,” a human resources manager at a multinational company said.

One money changing company, which employs around 50 people in different branches has already issued letters to its employees making it clear anyone coming late for duty will have to do extra hours or have their pay deducted.

What was the turnout in your organization after the (disasterous?) opening match played b/w Pak and WI?

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11 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

    Perfectly well … timings of matches are ODD enough to not miss the office hours and the match tooo … Alaaas


  2. lost_in_the_maze (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

    Keeping in mind how good our team is this year, we do not foresee any problems with attendance. So far it has been fine.


  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

    People does not hope well – seems like whenever Pakistan is playing, and choose to Field first they will loose – and no one will be late to work. – beyond 9.30 AM


  4. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    Mansoor, when and where, in the name of God, have you ever seen a productive person in this city.

    You worry about a drop in productivity during WC, I’d say, that during all my tenures at various firms, I haven’t come across any single person, who has put in more than 50 percent of his energy and interest in his or her job.


  5. Zainub (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    Don’t work, so wouldn’t know. But interesting reading that report, here’s what Mustafa Kamal says in it:

    The Karachi city government has also announced installing of giant screens at most of its big parks for public to come out with their families and enjoy themselves.

    “World Cup creates a lot of interest and we want to provide facilities to families to come out for late night outings and watch the matches and enjoy themselves,” City Nazim, Mustafa Kamal said.

    “Security will also be provided at every centre where we put up the screens,” he said.

    Hmm, nice bit of PR job there, eh. Now if only he could tell me where these parks with big screens are, I’d be even more delighted. I know there is a big screen at the new Bagh Ibn-Qasim but they only broadcast documentaries praising the city government work on the park on that, is Kamal Uncle lying then, or has anyone else come across a park with a big screen showcasing Pakistan’s World Cup match the other day anywhere in Karachi?


  6. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 12:39 am

    You guys are soo lucky to watch cricket at home, I have to be at office during this time, and I cant access any of the sports website. shush :(
    Specially you Zainub, you dont even work … kiya baat hai yaar … kiya mazay hain tumharay.

    Even at home also, we cannot watch live cricket as we have to buy it to see on internet.
    Pakistan team ki jo halat hai … acha hai buy nahi kiya.

    I have a small question, I know it will go into a hugh discussion but I was wondering, anybody knows … what Naseem Ashraf has to do with cricket ?
    We have soo many good veteran cricketers why they havent been selected to do the job ?

    Aray haan Zainub about your giant screen thing, I want to say that, wahan par log street telephone nahi chhortay hain, already we have lost monuments from sea view, big screen tv to doosray din hi gayeb ho jaye ga.


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 1:33 am


    is Kamal Uncle lying then, or has anyone else come across a park with a big screen showcasing Pakistan’s World Cup match the other day anywhere in Karachi?

    Maybe in Parking Plazas?


  8. naveed (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 2:02 am

    I am sorry for this off-topic comment. But since the post is the only non-political post after a while (thank god), you guys might enjoy this article.
    http://www.chowk.com/show_article.cgi?aid=00007757&channel=civic%20center


  9. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on March 17th, 2007 @ 5:51 am

    How ppl manage to take out 12 + hours from their days to watch this stupid game, beats me.
    (Dont get me wrong, i dont hate cricket. Test cricket is not that bad, but over the past 3-5 years, Kitne ‘yaad gaar’/memorable matches hue hain?(ODI) Im sure you can count em one hand and still have fingers to spare. Especially if you only take Pak matches into account).

    Btw, I went to BBQ tonight today and they have even installed 2 flat screens on the roof-top. Food for the cricket lovers & bbq for everyone else! :P

    Btw KhiTorPit , cant you acess Cricinfo? They have this new service “Cricinfo 3d” a lagged, 3d version of the action of whats going onfiled. + if you use Avant browser or use an extension for firefox/ie, ‘Boss Button’ zinda baad!. Press of a key and Voila!, screen clear :D. (IT department is another story :P)


  10. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on March 17th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    @Red_Munk, I cannot access any of the sports, religious or shopping websites bcoz of the firewall, I know firefox would help me out, but I dont want to take panga with gora party network admin.


  11. Sathish (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

    hahahaahhhaha………. it is OVER, as far as desi / subcontinent euphoria is concerned, let us be all at peace….



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