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|
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.
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