Hello folks and welcome to my latest World Cup blog.
Something I’ve noticed a lot during the world cup are players and managers using the word “promise”, and it got me thinking about what it means to actually deliver on a promise.
Can a manager really promise that their team will win or is it better to promise that they will try their best?
Perhaps it is important to only promise to do things you can definitely deliver? Is it a dangerous thing to make promises at all?
Lets take a look at some of the bold and bizarre claims made by teams, players and businesses at this World Cup to see if we can get some answers.
How many of you stuck with Thursday nights dire 0-0 draw between Greece and Japan? Not many I would bet, so trust me when I tell you that when former Celtic forward Georgios Samaras promised prior to the game that Greece would put out a side “that likes to attack, moves the ball really well, and that tries to create chances” it was definitely a promise broken. We will maybe put that down to Geogrios being patriotic though.
Making World Cup promises has affected a few businesses closer home too, as a pub in the English town of Brentwood recently found out. The Shepherd and Dog pub had to withdraw a “free drink for every England goal” promotion when the proprietor found out that such promotions in pubs are actually illegal. Hopefully the locals weren’t too upset.
Perhaps the funniest World Cup promise I have read comes from the Belgium and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini has promised to shave off his trademark afro hairdo should Belgium win the World Cup. If you’d like to know what Fellaini might look like without his hair then here is a side-by-side comparison:
Lets see if the big midfielder sticks to his word should Belgium take footballs ultimate prize in a few weeks time.
The Wise Promise
I suppose the lesson we can learn from the above examples is that if you make a promise then people will get disappointed if you do not deliver. That is why we have thought long and hard about our Wise Promise.
The Wise Promise is something we have decided to launch to let our customers know what they should expect from Wise Property Care when they book a survey and subsequent works from us.
We believe we deliver the best service possible and we want people to know that before they book a survey with us. The Wise Promise lets our customers know that we have high standards and that we believe all our employees should live up to these standards. We take great pride in quality here at Wise so we will be working hard to make sure this is a promise that is not broken.
Until next time
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