Productivity in the workplace is expected to take a dip during the weeks of the Winter Olympics, but some employees will handle it better than others.
Sporting News recently reported that heavy sports enthusiasts spend on average over 31 hours a week following sports. These same people will probably completely shut down the next few weeks to follow the Olympics. Others will do what needs to be done…it all depends on the type of worker they normally are.
Slackers will use this as an excuse to do less work. If they’re wasting time instead of working now, they’ll just do more of it these few weeks.
On the other hand, conscientious employees will continue to meet goals, beat deadlines, and service the customer.
If you’re the boss and are going to require less of them during this craze, you should have required more from them before it heated up.