一些企業不把世界盃看作是需要管理的不便，而是看作一個機會。他們正在利用這個機會，在辦公室里找點樂子，並與同事甚至客戶一起分享對 "美麗比賽 "的熱愛。
The England men's football team are taking on Iran at about the time staff would normally be tucking into their sandwiches. And on Friday Wales will play in their first World Cup game since 1958, at an even more disruptive 10:00.
Some businesses are viewing the World Cup not as an inconvenience that needs to be managed, but as an opportunity. They are using it as a chance to have some fun in the office, and bond with colleagues and maybe clients over a shared love of "the beautiful game".
As for the actual games, workers can watch on their computers, whichever country they support. "I'd rather people were in the office and a bit distracted for an hour and a half, than people saying, 'I'm off sick, I'm not coming in today.'"
But at least if either of the home nations make it out of the group stages, the big knock-out games will only be on in the evenings and at weekends.
"But the World Cup shouldn't be there. The way they treat the LGBT community and the way they have looked after their migrant workers just isn't good enough," he says. "That's not who we are - as a nation, as a people, and as a business."