It's Game Time at Work

By Robert Half on March 3, 2017 at 6:04am

It’s Game Time at Work

About 1 in 4 managers (23%) said their company organizes workplace activities to celebrate sporting events.

The greatest benefit of organizing these activities, according to managers:

39% Shows company supports a healthy mix of work and play
37% Fosters togetherness among coworkers
25% Offers a distraction from the daily grind

More than 1/2 of employees (53%) celebrate sporting events like March Madness with coworkers.

How employees would most like to celebrate these events at work:

33% Watch games
24% Wear team apparel
10% Participate in friendly competitions
6% Decorate workspaces
27% Would rather not celebrate sporting events at work

66% of employees feel workplace activities to celebrate major sporting events have a positive impact on employee happiness.

The most distracting or annoying coworker behavior when it comes to major sporting events:

30% Being a poor sport/overly competitive
26% Spending too much time talking sports
22% Calling in sick/making an excuse for skipping work the day after
8% Showing up the day after tired/under the weather
8% Overdoing it with team decorations/attire
6% Other

Are you more or less productive at work the day after a major sporting event?

21% More productive
67% No more or less productive
11% Less productive

Sources: OfficeTeam surveys of more than 300 senior managers and more than 300 workers in the United States

Some responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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