Interesting title coming from a Redneck, don’t ya think? So let me tell ya’ all where I’m goin’ with this.
First, let me get this out front so there is NO MISUNDERSTANDING.
What follows is not a knock on TimTech or CTP Teams one bit. Not even an inckling of a knock. It is an outstanding program and as an owner, I take full advantage of leveraging CTP for my own business.
Ok, so that is out of the way. I recently handed over leadership of my CTP Team and left the team altogether. Why? Well, ethics. That’s right, ethics. As an owner, being a Team Leader creates the potential for an ethical dilemma or a conflict of interest.
How so? Well, I have badges at TERL. A whole lot of badges. What would prevent me from making those badges exclusive to my TEAM. That could create an advantage. It may not be against rules, but it could be considered unethical. On that same token, I could prevent other teams from gaining rewards when they actually achieve what is being promoted. The same could be said for the occasional badge hunt. An individual, or owner, could purchase a badge, hoard it so that no one else will claim it, and then go out and get the rest out there, thus guaranteeing the grand prize. Once again, this may not be against the rules, but could be considered unethical. The same with Giveaway XP.
So, and this is my personal position…if you are an owner of a business, work for a business, or use the promotions of another business in which there is a competition in which those participating can win prizes, whether it be cash or non-cash prizes, in order to prevent or remove any doubt of inappropriate possibilities, those individuals should not participate in those competitions and/or promotions.
We’ve all heard the commercials for contests that say “Employees or family members of employees are not eligible to participate.” There is a reason they do this…. it’s called CYA or “Cover Your Ass”.
Ok, so….that being said. I’ll let the members have the fun. I’ve got my business to run and I’ll develop new features that will provide the members more opportunities.
As for the rest of you owners out there….I CHALLENGE YOU TO BE SO BOLD!
And for you members out there participating, keep it up! It’s you members that keep our businesses going. Without you, we’d all have to shut our doors.