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Using Sports as an Office Engagement Tool

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 07 May 2015

Millennials are changing the way we work, particularly the way we work in offices. The cubical farm is going the way of the Dodo bird, and despite several studies supporting cubicles as a more BLD025114effective workspace, young working Americans still crave an open office that encourages comfort and amenities.

No one is more famous for this than Google. The search engine giant spends millions of dollars on “Googleplex,” its home office in Mountain View, CA, to keep employees happy while they work long hours. This includes free cafes, laundry service, nap rooms, and lots of athletic activities like gyms and basketball courts.

Most companies don’t have millions to spend on pleasing employees, and the good news is that it doesn’t take millions. Implementing sports and athletics into your office space is at worst affordable and at best free, and every bit goes a long way to develop happy, loyal employees.

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