Tuesday, Feb. 11 2014
Ah, the Olympics! A great time for countries to come together, and rally around their athletes. The article I happened upon, shows how amazing Canadians and Canadian businesses are during the Olympics. Three major sponsors of Canadian athletes, not only promote watching the Olympics, but also taking in as much as possible, on work time. If you happen to work for Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Tire Corp., or Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., you could be doing just that. "Nearly every Canadian Tire office has set up a viewing lounge, where
employees can catch CBC’s coverage of the Games while relaxing in
beanbag chairs and enjoying refreshments. The lounges have also been
decked out with Canadian flags and team gear"(Jared Lindzon, Globe&Mail, 2014). I really think this is great, it feels so good to unify ourselves and cheer for the home team. I would encourage you to have a look at the article and read some of the contests these companies held for employees to win a chance to go to Sochi, Russia. It is like 'social responsibility' for the employees. Well done Canadian Tire.