Banning people with children talking about them so as not to alienate people without children. Who is she to say that women don't follow sport and can't be involved in conversations.
I'm female and a huge football fan. Recruiter Peter Ferguson said: "I have seen managers and staff build a more direct bond over a shared love of sport which has excluded those who don't share that interest. But sports journalist Jacqui Oatley thinks cracking down on sports chatter would be a "terrible idea".
Certainly not! What next? I have plenty of banter in the office.
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Office manager Debra Smyth was concerned that other topics such as Love Island, EastEnders, and Game of Thrones could also be censored if sport chat was banned. Banning people with children talking about them so as not to alienate people without children.
Ms Francke is concerned that discussing football and, for example, the merits of video assistant refereeing VAR can disproportionately exclude women and divide offices. I find her comments more offensive. Story continues The debate has drawn a of responses.
She said that a of a good manager was ensuring that everyone in the team feels comfortable and included. The majority of people responding to a LinkedIn post from the BBC seemed to fhat that chah chat at work should not be prohibited. View original tweet on Twitter Office manager Debra Smyth worries that other topics such as Love Island, EastEnders and Game of Thrones could also be censored if sport chatter is banned.
Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, said sports chat at work can exclude women. View original tweet on Twitter And others agreed with her on Twitter.
Former sports, gambling, charities and loneliness minister Tracey Crouch called the Chartered Management Institute's advice "a load of nonsense". All welcome to pop in for sports chat in this woman's office She said that sprot managers should be inclusive and ensure that everyone in their team feels comfortable. Certainly not!
Just another example of trying to cause drama where there is no need for it. Chartered Management Institute head Ann Francke said sports banter can exclude women and lead to laddish behaviour such as chat about sexual conquests. What a load of nonsense.