2020 has been a year like no other. Like many companies government restrictions have limited the ability of the sales force at Niko Bathrooms and Uppercross to engage with their customers in normal face to face settings. This proved extremely difficult as it upset the culture of how their sales force operate and interact with their customers.
As some of the restrictions were lifted in the past couple of months, they decided something had to be done to try and lift the spirits of their customers and employees. The company came up with the idea of creating a Fantasy Football League which is based on player performances in the English Premier League.
It’s a simple process, your team is awarded points depending on how the players on your team play. The company league name is “Niko/Uppercross 2020”, and their scoring started from Game Week Two (19th September).
The league sees their customers make one team per store and compete against each other. The employees of the stores build a team with a budhet of €100 million of fantasy money! The store with the most points will win a One for All voucher at the end of every month worth €100 and then the overall winner will win a €500 voucher.
When the company first released the news to their sales force, they immediately wanted to join the league as the have some serious fantasy players among their ranks! So, they build an internal league where all their employees can join and compete for similar prizes.
The purpose of this Fantasy Football isn’t to talk solely about football, it isi to bring back and reconstruct the relationships that Covid-19 has restricted all of us in having due to the recommended guidelines of limited social gatherings and social distancing. The company’s aim is to have a competitive league where people can create conversations and start to enjoy talking to people about positive subjects once again, and of course who doesn’t want to win the prizes!