“Football World Cup to affect staff productivity in Middle East”, says Survey

“Football World Cup to affect staff productivity in Middle East”, says Survey

With just three days left for the 21st FIFA World Cup 2018, football fans across the world are bracing themselves to welcome the sports extravaganza. However, an interesting survey reveals that the productivity of staff in the Middle East is likely to get affected.

The survey conducted by an online recruiting firm GulfTalent say most of the matches will be played during Middle East working hours and 28 per cent employees surveyed says that they are planning to watch the games during working hours. Only one third of employees feel that they will be permitted by employers to watch the football and the rest feel they can live stream the match on their computers or smartphones.

The survey found that the excitement this time is at an all-time high as four countries Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are taking part in the tournament. The survey also reveals that productivity loss could also happen due to late night watching as people are ready to give away their sleep to see the game. Among this 74 per cent are ready to cut down their sleep to get back to work the next day. A 17 per cent said they will go to work late and eight per cent said they would take leave but another one per cent said they would simply call in sick.