Google Pokes Fun at Workplace Productivity during the World Cup

Google logo with the letters watching a football match in their office.

The FIFA World Cup that is happening in Brazil is the most popular global event at the moment. Everyone around you are talking about the games. It’s hard not to be sucked into all the commotions.  If you don’t know how big the impact is for your workplace productivity, I would suggest reading our previous blog post – The World Cup’s Untold Economic Effects.

Google changes their homepage every day to reflect different events regarding the World Cup. Today, they decided to put an animation of employees watching the games live when the managers are not around. This comical animation has a crude reality – your employees are spending way too much time streaming the World Cup in the office.


If your office is located in North America, you have to be extra careful. The World Cup games are played daily at 12:00PM, 3:00PM and 6:00PM. Each soccer match lasts for roughly 2 hours. If your employees are watching the game every day last week, they would’ve wasted almost 20 work hours.

The World Cup final is on July 13. There are 3 more weeks until the final. You will need to take action now to prevent the productivity level of your work place to drop further.

CurrentWare provides two simple and powerful Internet management software that can help you battle the World Cup woe.

BrowseControl allows you to restrict their internet usage, and with the Category Filtering feature it just takes the blocking of one category. It’s that simple.

BrowseReporter is a little more passive, it allows you to monitor and generate reports on your employee’s internet usage.

You can download a free trial of both software from the link below:

Sai Kit Chu
Sai Kit Chu
Sai Kit Chu is a Product Manager with CurrentWare. He enjoys helping businesses improve their employee productivity & data loss prevention efforts through the deployment of the CurrentWare solutions.