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Does watching the Olympics improve employee performance?

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Learning and development | 08 Aug 2016, 06:39 AM Agree 0
Some managers believe that getting into the spirit of sports events increases employee motivation, engagement and loyalty.
  • BillFotsch | 08 Aug 2016, 10:58 PM Agree 0
    The Olympics is so captivating because we see individual achievement, teamwork and competition. Watching this could inspire employees. But not if they are not engaged, don't understand the nature of competition in their company or even what defines winning. Too often this is the case. Ask yourself, if you spoke with your employees and individually asked them what is the single metric that defines winning right now for your company, would they all answer correctly. These HBR and Forbes articles provide more background: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/a-winning-culture-keeps-score/ ; http://www.forbes.com/sites/fotschcase/2016/05/31/engage-your-employees-in-making-money/;
    Minneapolis based Carlson Travel is a great example of how engaging employees in the "game" of business, can drive business results and employee morale, as can be seen in their 3 minute call center video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RJAEHPOxPQ
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