Even without the aid of a calendar, there are many signs for casual observers to note the transition from summer to fall: kids going back to school, leaves changing, and, of course, football. While the playing days for those who were ever directly involved in the sport may have long passed for many professionals, millions of Americans enjoy watching the sport each year and millions also take part in fantasy football leagues, “drafting” their own teams and “playing” against other fantasy teams each week.
Fantasy football leagues are common in office settings in particular, and this is the subject of this feature. How do managers and other professionals feel about fantasy football leagues in the office? Are they a troublesome distraction? Or do they represent an opportunity to build and strengthen office bonds?