Striking Solution to Staff Camaraderie
Gilberts Blackpool has a striking solution to encouraging teamwork throughout its operation- a football match.
The game has now become an annual event, where the shopfloor staff take on the office employees. This year the office team beat the factory team 5-2, at the local Squires Gate Football Club.
“Its not about the winning, it’s the taking part,” eulogises Gilberts’ Ryan Long, who organised the match. “The idea is that everyone in the company gets to know everyone else, however long they have been with us, and whether they would normally interact with each other, to engender a sociable environment. It helps build the corporate team spirit. It works, and the lads really enjoy it- hence why it’s now an annual challenge.”