With the UEFA EURO 2020 hitting our screens this Friday, how can we bring the football spirit into our work lives apart from building and competing with your #EUROfantasy team?

Top five lessons we can learn from football to help you and your team succeed.

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Team Spirit 
  • The right talent


When one person in your team is winning, you're all winning. Teamwork betters productivity, allows everyone to contribute, strike up new ideas, creates higher morale and a sense of accomplishment. When employees work together and succeed as a team it promotes strong working relationships.


Leaders that develop great teams around them have a lot of emotional intelligence and are able to provide a clear vision for their team to achieve. Making tough decisions about the team list or the workforce and what role suits a team member best is part of the job. Leaders are there to help develop, motivate and lead their colleagues to be the best they can be.


Coaching can help create stronger bonds within your team - this can help create an open and comfortable environment for your team members to reach out when they need advice, help or want to work on a project more effectively.

‘Good training’ is also something that 58% desire when looking for a new employer, according to our 2021 Employer Brand Research Report

Team Spirit 

Every team needs to surround themselves with people who will be there during the good and bad times. You need people who will support each other when they miss the mark and will continue to encourage and motivate them to do better. The same people need to be supportive of each other's success and celebrate the wins. 

The right talent

You need the right talent and heart in your team to achieve your goals. As a leader you have defined what success looks like within your team, now it’s time to look for and train your team players to help you execute that vision.

Bonus video: Diversity and Inclusion

Although not football related, but rugby (close enough!?), the April instalment of Randstad’s monthly webinar series featured four-time Premiership winner, England and British & Irish Lion legend, Maro Itoje. Throughout the discussion it became clear that there is much businesses can learn from the game of rugby in terms of inclusion:

To learn how we can help find you the right talent, request a call back.