You might want to clear your calendar so you can see how Team USA does on the parallel bars. Or bump your morning meeting so you finally see what “sport climbing” is all about. The delayed Tokyo Games are finally here – and business professionals plan on watching to root on their home country at the Summer Olympics. That viewing is inevitably going to eat into worker productivity.
In all, 60% of workers said they plan to watch the Summer Olympics this year, according to an Office Pulse study of 369 white-collar workers across the US.
Of that group of fervent fans who will either be watching highlights, live-streams or recorded replays, over half (51%) plan to watch the Summer Games during the workday.