"Benching" your players
"Sally is on PTO this week and bringing our whole team down"
People get invested in competitions. That's great for productivity and focus, but nothing undermines that spirit of competitions faster than un-fairness.
To help with competition fairness, Ambition allows you to bench your contributors.
How do I Bench a User?
1. Open the left navigation and click Administration > Competitions > Benching.
2. Search for the Employee in question.
3. Select a Start Day and End Day for their "bench" duration, and select a Reason (Sick, Vacation, Other) for the absence.
4. Click the green Bench Employee button.
Considerations With Benching
If a benched User contributes ANY points on a day they were benched they WILL NOT count towards the group score.
Unfortunately, sometime Managers will "bench" underperforming Users to help a team win.
Benching Users for reasons other than a true absence will invariable undermine integrity of not only a competition but Ambition as a platform.
To discourage cheating, Ambition allows for the download of a full benching history. This locked record serves as an impartial record for any who may question the validity of a competition's outcome.