EMBRACING MARCH MADNESS IN THE OFFICE.

Position:YOUR LIFE - Brief article

Are sports-related celebrations in the office a win for workers and employers? In research from global staffing firm Robert Half, Menlo Park, Calif., 72% of senior managers say college basketball tournament activities have a positive impact on staff morale. Some 52% of survey respondents also see productivity benefits.

Seventy-five percent of companies organize sports-related festivities. Friendly competitions (45%) and wearing team apparel (43%) top the list of activities offered.

"Many companies recognize it's impractical to try to downplay the office buzz around major sporting events like March Madness,"...

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