Building a Best Place to Work with the Final Four
(Above, Intertech employees taking in some March Madness)
There was an interesting article titled “Watch March Madness at work?” on CNN.com. It shares that viewing parties, like watching the Final Four, help create employee engagement. The article states “Studies suggest three factors are essential to the development of authentic, meaningful friendships: familiarity (being around the same colleague often), similarity (finding commonalities in your background), and self-disclosure (revealing personal information about yourself every now and then, and having your co-worker do the same).”
The article goes on to say that we’re more likely to give our best when we’re engaged and have friends at work. In short, we’ll give our best because we don’t want to let them down.