'Mad' About Sports at Work

By on February 27, 2018 at 5:14am


Minutes per workday employees say they spend on sports-related activities during the college basketball playoffs: 8.5

That’s a total of 2 hours during the tournament

How employees feel about celebrating sports events like March Madness at work:
It’s a slam dunk. I love being able to keep up with sports and bond with coworkers. 22%
I’m on the sidelines. I’m not particularly into sports, but I’m OK playing along with activities. 45%
It deserves a foul. I’d rather just focus on work and not celebrate sports. 33%
Common workplace behaviors around major sporting events, according to managers:
Increase in the frequency of sports talk at work: 50%
Employees taking time to check game scores and team rankings: 29%
Sports-themed office or workspace decorations: 28%
Employees wearing team jerseys or other fan attire: 26%

(Multiple responses allowed)

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 1,000 workers and 301 senior managers in Canada

© 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company.

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