Canadian employees distracted by major sporting events

A recent Office Team poll reveals that the Stanley Cup is distracting some Canadian workers on the job.

According to an Office Team study, 25% of Canadian managers think that Stanley Cup activities such as watching the games and betting pools should not be allowed at work. 53% are more moderate, and think that these events should be tolerated in moderation, while 18% see them as a good distraction. The study says that such activities are good for morale and teamwork, as long as they don’t interfere with work.

The poll also asked how often employees felt distracted by sporting events. 20% of respondents said they sometimes felt distracted, 32% were rarely distracted and 48% were not at all distracted. Responses varied based on the age and sex of respondents: 29% of men vs. only 11% of women said they were occasionally distracted by sporting events, as did 30% of 18 to 34-year-old professionals.

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