Playoffs Pay Off With Employee Morale

By Robert Half on March 4, 2020 at 9:01pm


75% of companies organize activities to celebrate sports events like March Madness.*

78% of employees at these companies say celebrating sports at work boosts morale.*

Top activities that boost morale:*

Friendly competitions 32%
Themed snack breaks or potlucks 23%
Wearing team apparel 20%

Respondents who feel sports activities boost morale at companies that organize events. Top responses are shown.

Workers spend an average of 34.25 minutes discussing nonwork topics a day.**

That could add up to 9 hours during the tournament.

Cities with the most chatty workers:**

1. Phoenix: 40.65 minutes
2. Miami: 40.64 minutes
3. Nashville: 38.41 minutes

* Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 workers in the U.S.

** Robert Half survey of 2,800 workers in the U.S.

© 2020 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Robert Half research shows celebrating sporting events in the office can be a morale booster for employees.

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