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Re: Employers' Super Bowl Tab: $16 Million a Minute
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2007-02-02 14:11:48
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For the past three years, a Chicago consulting firm has assumed a Grinch-like role with its annual estimate of worker productivity losses attributable to the Super Bowl. Those losses, though, may actually be gains for many businesses, according to the firm's top executive. Money lost due to productivity declines during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl is actually a "good buy" for companies, contends John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Those costs may be offset by the benefits the events can bring to the workplace.

Re: Employers' Super Bowl Tab: $16 Million a Minute
Posted by: kathleendmill 2007-02-02 14:23:25 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
I agree with those who said that our corporations should be more concerned about other factors that affect long-term productivity rather than focusing on how the Super Bowl affects it. I am a psychologist with 27 years of consulting experience with corporations. I believe that the greatest and most serious long-term impact on producivity is the corporate culture. I have seen so many negative corporate cultures in which people dread to come to work. I would like to see the impact of this type of corporate dysfunction on productivity. Corporate leaders can fix dysfunctional cultures. They could benefit from taking heed of the serious financial implications of their negative cultures. For more on this topic read my blog Dr. Kathleen Miller Talks Performance Management
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