Beyond bracket competitions, you can build camaraderie and have a little fun at the office during the basketball frenzy!
Have a trash can shoot-out competition.
Set up a court with a trash basket and tape "free throw line". Using balled-up paper take 5 shots and see who's the office hot shot. Make it interesting with a prize for the winner: a gift card for lunch or coffee, a get off work 30 minutes early" card or other small gift.
Create your own bracket competition.
If you're in a sales environment, create teams and make a sales bracket contest. Award the winning team with a prize... and a trophy. Make it an annual event and pass the trophy on to each year's winner.
Smart employers give their staff leeway to pursue some personal interests at the office... like fantasy football.
Here are five tips on ways managers can create a more engaged work environment, while still remaining work-appropriate, during football season:
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And I'm not talking about a birthday party. It's that time of year where basketball fans across the country are glued to their TVs for March Madness. Get pumped, because tonight, we determine who will make it to the Elite 8 in the South and West Conferences. Game on! And besides trash talking your coworkers, there are ways you can celebrate at the office without losing productivity. They key is to embrace the Madness:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…football season! People across the country are glued to their computer screens ensuring good Fantasy team picks. Diehard fans paint their faces and gather in stadiums. Sundays are days of rest and ESPN; friends and family gather together. Unless you’re a Chicago-based Lions fan like me, and have a divided household.
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In three short days, the 2014 Olympics will come to an end. I don't know about you, but I am amazed with the athletes. They make it all look so easy. But we all know that it has taken them years of practice, lessons and patience to get to Sochi. Watch our twist on the magic of our office Olympics.
With Super Bowl Sunday baring down on us, we wanted to share some of our favorite wing spots. According to the Wall Street Journal more than 1.25 billion wings will be consumed this Sunday. That's four per person for every man, woman and child living in the United States. Wow.
For those of you in Chicago here's our favorites:
1. Bird's Nest
2. Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
3. House of Wings
4. Wild Goose
1. Gators Wing Shack - Palatine
2. Palmer Place - La Grange
And for Minnesota we love:
1. Blue Door Pub
2. Hickory Hut
3. Spring Street Tavern
Where do you go for your favorite wings? If we didn't mention them, let us know and we can talk wings on Monday. Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday.
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