More lost productivity due to the Internet. This time the culprit is fantasy football. I will tell you from experience, it’s very true. Managing a team takes real work during the week to get ready for the weekend games. You have to keep up with the waiver wire, injuries, and matchups. Fortunately John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc understands the deeper meaning behind it all.
However, Challenger encourages employers to embrace fantasy sports in order to foster a sense of camaraderie in the workplace.
“The potential damage to morale and loyalty resulting from a fantasy football ban could be far worse than the loss of productivity caused by 10 minutes of online team management,” said Challenger.
Especially with inter-company leagues, it’s a fun distraction from the grind of work. And forget fantasy sports, do you know how much on-line first person shooter games go on in the Silicon Valley at work?