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Playing games in the office

Playing games in the office

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A table tennis company says the sport is the ideal game for the workplace. We’re not sure. Are you?

It’s not often we base a story entirely on a press release, but on this occasion we just couldn’t resist.

STIGA is a company that makes table tennis kit and yesterday sent us a release talking up the sport’s workplace-boosting properties, thanks to the whole “sound mind in a sound body” thing and the notion that a bit of friendly competition in the workplace brings us all together.

STIGA reckons table tennis can do so because the game:

  • Requires very little skill, so it’s inclusive;
  • Isn’t strenuous: you can play table tennis without getting sweaty so you get your exercise without also incurring a hefty Rexona bill;
  • Uses a big table. That’s something most businesses already own, so you could cleverly turn a table tennis table into a multifunction surface.

We made up that stuff about the multifunction surface, in part because we’re not entirely sure that STIGA’s arguments stack up.

That cynicism got us thinking : what’s the best way to bond through sport in the office, without making do with a nasty table?

Ninetndo’s Wii comes to mind: you can even play table tennis on it using your office TV, which most offices already own.

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