Yorkshire FirmΓÇÖs ΓÇ£BoxΓÇ¥ May Stop England Office Space Exodus
Four years ago during the last World Cup, office space throughout the UK (and probably the world) may have looked a little bit barren, with an estimated 5 million working days lost through employees calling in sick or wondering off in order to watch this worldwide sporting occasion ΓÇô particularly when it came to the games of your home nation. Well one company based in Yorkshire may have a solution to keeping bums on seats in the office rather than the local pub or at home on the sofa.
Leeds based Digital Media Projects are hoping their innovative Box ΓÇô aka the High Definition Media Server (HDMS) ΓÇô could ease the impact of absenteeism from the office, with the rented system allowing employees to watch the matches from their desk.
Director of the Leeds based firm Nicholas Fearnley was quaoted on thebusinessdesk.com as saying: ΓÇ£The World Cup is a potentially worrying period for bosses who are concerned productivity will drop as staff take time off, either officially or unofficially, to watch England games.ΓÇ¥
ΓÇ£Our HDMS system means businesses can now put TV channels and pre-recorded material through their computer network and during the World Cup this will mean every employee can potentially watch live games from their workstation.ΓÇ¥
He added: ΓÇ£It doesnΓÇÖt matter if companies have three networked PCs or hundreds, one box will service any number. All thatΓÇÖs needed for us to set the system up is an existing freeview TV aerial or satellite dish, a TV licence and 45 minutes. ItΓÇÖs that simple.ΓÇ¥
Will you be allowing employees to watch key games at work during the upcoming tournament? If not how do you plan to cope with the potential rise in absenteeism?