Next week marks the start of March Madness, and you’re bound to have at least a few distracted workers in the office. The question is: Should you care?
As long as the NCAA tournament doesn’t have too drastic an effect on employees, your peers don’t have a problem with a little distraction.
In fact, 57% of execs surveyed by OfficeTeam said March Madness activities — watching games, participating in office pools (that don’t involve money) — are OK in moderation.
Eleven percent of employers even said March Madness activities are welcome diversions. Still, one-third of bosses said these activities shouldn’t be allowed in the office.
Employers hellbent on limiting distractions during March Madness will likely have a difficult time. Reason: The improved technology of smartphones and tablets gives workers more ways to follow the action.
Does March Madness affect your office? Do you think office pools should be banned from the workplace, or should employers let workers have a little fun? Sound off in our Comments section.