Let's Get Ready To Gamble!As employers around the country brace for the annual loss of office productivity known as the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - Office copiers are running on full blast to copy brackets so Sally in accounting can take the trophy home - AGAIN!
Damn you Sally.
This year, workers distracted by March Madness could cost employers as much as $1.8 billion in unproductive wages during the first week of the tournament, alone. This $1.8 billion in losses is based on just 20 minutes of daily time wasting. One of the reasons March Madness grinds productivity to a halt is that about half of the 32 games on the first two days of the tournament, Thursday and Friday, are played during business hours.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle