Fantasy football is not hurting employee productivity, according to a new survey of human resource pros around the country.
The majority of respondents said fantasy football had little to no impact on productivity, according to the survey released Thursday by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Ranking the level of distraction on a scale of 1 to 10 — with 1 being no noticeable impact — nearly 70 percent said four or lower. Less than 8 percent of respondents said the level of distraction rated a 7 or 8. None of the respondents felt the phenomenon deserved a 9 or 10.
“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 Challenger, chief executive officer of the survey company, said in a statement.
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