It’s a universal office truism: The hottest water-cooler topics have long been religion, wages, politics and office politics. Until now.
There’s a new water-cooler topic in town, and it has many of us all fired up: The FIFA World Cup.
Here at Meridican, our team is generally a polite, mild-mannered lot. Just… not at the moment. The World Cup is causing all sorts of fuss and strong opinions (Argentina, no contest), which has as much to do with the sport as it does the countries.
You see, incentive travel is one of the services we offer to our clients. As a result, we are fortunate to be a very well travelled group. Between our team of 26, we’ve been to almost all the countries represented. Each travel program comes with its own cherished memories and feelings of belonging and connection, which are further heightened by our wide-ranging cultural backgrounds. On the other hand, some of us are supporting a certain team not because of our familial roots or experiences in the country, but because it’s a kind of wish fulfillment; cheering for Ecuador, for example, puts me closer to it.