Infographic: Employee Productivity After Major Sporting Events

The Super Bowl is right around the corner. Heinz recently announced it’s giving its employees February 6 off, the day after the Super Bowl, which has started a petition to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday. But do major sporting events throw workers off their game—or make them happier and more productive in the workplace?

A new survey from OfficeTeam reveals how workers say the big game impacts them:

  • Morale: 66% of workers said incorporating the big game into the workplace can boost employee happiness.
  • Productivity: Only 11% of workers said they’re less productive the day following a large sporting event, while the majority of respondents (67%) said sporting events have no impact on their work productivity, and 21% said they increase their productivity.
  • Distractions: 30% of employees said the most distracting or annoying coworker behavior when it comes to major sporting events is being a poor sport or overly competitive.

The infographic below highlights more key findings from this survey. For more information, click here.