Encouraging Mediocrity

June 9, 2010

Forgive the language – but here in Ottawa there has been a shitstorm of controversy.

Here is the short form of the story;

1) Ottawa little league soccer creates a mercy rule that states when teams get 5 goals ahead of their opponent, they should stop scoring goals.

2) If the team does not go easy enough – and score another  goal – they automatically lose the game!

(does that count for own-goals too?)

Imagine doing this in business?

Team A is pulled from the account because they kick butt??

Go to the lowest common denominator?

The lowest common denominator in business is always mediocrity

Photo Credit CTD 2005 via flickr


One Response to “Encouraging Mediocrity”

  1. […] that will be replaced by a pre-season skill assessment to make fair teams.” (Hat tip to Elliot Ross for leading me to this […]

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