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

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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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