March Madness Employee Productivity Problem Is Overrated

The first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament begins this week – with “play-in games” starting today.

Because there are so many games – and because they’re played during workdays – plenty of people are spending more time worrying about their brackets and watching streaming video at the office than working.

But according to a new survey, all the expected loss in productivity because of March Madness is over-rated.

Only 20 percent of employees are actually distracted at work.

Not only that, the bosses don’t seem to mind. A whopping 57 percent admitted that they find March Madness activities to be “OK” in moderation – with 11 percent even admitting them to be a welcome diversion.

So, break out your brackets and stream that video. There’s a good chance your boss won’t mind.


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