With the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup, after congratulating the finalists, let us review some of the participating countries’ performances, and see how we can relate them to developing and strengthening the human capital in your organisation.

  1.    Germany

Despite being the defending champions, the German team was defeated in the group stages. This highlights the importance of not being complacent, even though your team might have achieved a milestone or closed a huge deal! As the leader of your organisation, encourage consistency and continually drive your team to the next higher level.

  1.    Argentina

Despite having the most-talked-about World’s Best Player, Lionel Messi, the Argentinian team was defeated in the Round of 16. Relating this to our workplace, we should keep in mind that solely depending on top stars or performers, would not ensure definite success. Having a strong supporting team or system is crucial as well.

  1.    England

Despite having the top goal scorer, Harry Kane, the English team was defeated in the Semi-Finals. Perhaps because they are a young team, and do not have a prominent and strong leader to provide the team with directions on the field. Every team requires a strong and decisive leader to stabilise the team’s morale and provide clear directions to reach a unanimous goal.

  1.    Belgium

Despite being down 0-2, the Belgian team defeated Japan in the round of 16, n, and subsequently beat Brazil, one of the top favourites, in the Quarter-Finals. Despite being a great example of a team with pure determination and perseverance, the Belgian team was defeated in the Semi-Finals. This suggests that though we may have great people with positive attitude and good teamwork, we still may not succeed, as we still need a little luck!


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