How Companies Can Boost Productivity During March Madness

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It’s that time of year again. March Madness has begun as the NCAA College Basketball Tournament is underway. Despite all of the entertainment and mayhem the tournament provides, it’s also a nightmare for employers. Last year, the tournament cost employers an estimated 17.3 billion dollars in lost productivity just last year alone according to a report.

So can businesses expect their employees to be mentally checked out for the next week or two, or is there a way that they can take advantage of hoops fever? Instead of employers throwing their hands up in defeat, there are ways that they can spin the event into a fun, team-building opportunity.

Here are a few ways companies can boost productivity during March Madness:

  1. Get employees to wear their favorite team’s gear to work to create a competitive and fun atmosphere.
  2. Have employees fill out brackets and offer fun prizes to winners.
  3. Choose a game or two that the whole team can watch together.
  4. Schedule meetings in the morning, and prioritize important tasks first thing before the games begin.

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