Fantasy football is good for the economy

Colts+Titans+Football.jpgFantasy football fans can breathe easier — their indulgence is NOT killing the
 economy, says a survey released today.

Nearly 70 percent of the HR folks who responded to the survey said fantasy football had little to no impact on productivity even though many workers spend work-time managing their fantasy teams, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

“Other surveys show that people are indeed managing their fantasy teams from work. However, what we are hearing from the human resources community is that this is not at all affecting the level of output workers are expected to deliver,” John A. Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Grey, said in a press release.

In fact, companies that encourage employees to participate in fantasy football stand to help their bottom line.

“Companies that not only allow workers to indulge in fantasy football, but actually encourage it by organizing a company leagues are likely to see significant benefits in morale as well as productivity,” Challenger said. “In the long run, this may lead to increased employee retention.”

So, when the boss complains you know what to say. You’re not wasting company time, you’re boosting the bottom line! 

Full fantasy football survey results

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