This week’s Blog post comes from StaffConnect founder and CEO, Bulent Osman. 

Last Sunday, the Premier League football season came to an end with a barrage of goals, 37 to be precise.  However, it was on Saturday when we were the proud sponsors of the Old Coventrians under 7&9’s rugby teams as they enthusiastically waved their Wasp flags on the pitch at the Ricoh Arena, just before the Premier League Rugby semi-final against Leicester Tigers. Congratulations to Wasps for the thrilling last-minute try which won them the match and a place in the final at Twickenham next week.

All of this got me thinking about what is at the heart of a great, winning sporting team. Practice, commitment, leadership, and teamwork for sure. But what creates that “never say die” spirit, the loyalty to each other and to the common cause?

It seems to me that it’s really about truly understanding what the end game is and how to get there, together as a team. This is equally important for business. Successful companies are the ones that have truly engaged workforces, ones where everyone understands and buys into a common purpose, the company’s vision and strategy. Facilitating this engagement and connection across the entire workforce, no matter how remote or distributed the workforce, is why I founded StaffConnect.

We built an enterprise mobile employee engagement platform with a team of domain experts and support large customers to improve workforce performance, enhance the customer experience and build shareholder value. This is our purpose. As the employee experience becomes increasingly important in achieving world-class customer experiences, we are helping customers from all over the world become winners in their markets.

I’m a true believer that the great brands of this world share something in common with the best sporting teams – they have winning cultures built on teams that are all connected to the common goal of the organisation. So, I’ll be cheering for The Wasps in the final and willing all of the under 7&9’s rugby Old Coventrians to become the Rugby players of the future, or even greater captains of industry.



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