HR Management & Compliance

Employee Engagement Opportunity: 46% of Workers Love Celebrating March Madness in the Office

Are you looking for a way to engage your employees? The upcoming March Madness college basketball tournament may offer a great opportunity, as a new survey from staffing firm—OfficeTeam—finds that employees are mad about sporting events.

Professionals said they spend an average of 25.5 minutes per day on sports-related activities in the office during the college basketball playoffs. With the tournament spread across 15 workdays, that’s the equivalent of 6 hours per employee.

“While employers may worry about events like March Madness being a distraction in the office, allowing workers to enjoy sports-related activities for even a few minutes can be time well spent,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam—in a press release. “Staff will appreciate the opportunity to bond with colleagues and return to their desks rejuvenated.”

Britton added, “Companies should trust employees to manage their time. Good workers still get their projects done, even if they take occasional breaks.”

The infographic below highlights more key findings from this survey.

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