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ROSSETTI plays March Madness to drive growth

The energy of March Madness is heating up in some Detroit workplaces.

ROSSETTI CFO Mike McGlynn said his firm fosters a "work hard, play hard" atmosphere because tournament time stirs up a lot of "fun chatter" in its office near Campus Martius. The architectural firm, whose portfolio comprises stadiums built around the world including Ford Field, hosts a tournament pool in which about a third of its 90-person workforce competes for bragging rights.

Employees are welcome to take 10-minute breaks to watch a game, said Maria Reetz, human resources manager at ROSSETTI.

"As architects, we do put in very long hours here, with some people working 10- or 11-hour days," she said. "If they take a break to keep them happy, then we are all in favor. An opportunity to step away really helps."

This blog has been adapted from an article. Follow the link to read the full report from Crain's.  

And ICYMI: ROSSETTI is also one of Crain's Cool Places to Work!