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Wednesday 11 July 2012

Olympic disruption 'can be avoided'

Possible disruption caused by the London Olympic Games can be avoided as long as companies act now and ensure that they have the means of remaining fully functional throughout the sporting extravaganza.

That is the opinion of Matt Gordon-Smith, director of security at Attenda, who said that all companies would benefit from having a policy in place that takes into account the possible disruption caused by major events.

This is not necessarily only from a commuting perspective, but also among employees who may want to attend or watch events such as the Olympics, he noted.

"There's a consideration that staff might decide to take unapproved leave and then of course the general conduct of staff around sporting events," he explained.

"Where you've got things like the 100m final, I think it's referenced within the Olympics as a key event that lots of people want to see. Business should make themselves aware of when people are requesting leave to go and see that," the expert added.

Businesses should ensure they have the staff coverage for vital roles, so they can continue to operate those roles and look at where they can perhaps be more flexible in working times, so they will not have a lot of people taking holidays.

Then, firms can make staff aware of the implications if they decide to take leave without authorisation, Mr Gordon-Smith stated.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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