March Madness Brings Distractions, Gambling, Fun to the Workplace

March 21, 2019 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Katie Culliton, Editor

Have you filled out your 2019 March Madness bracket? You may not have, but your employees very likely did.

This year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) 81st annual college basketball tournament — dubbed March Madness — runs March 19 through April 8. The 68-team single-elimination tournament will have 67 games spread over three weeks.

Last year, more than 97 million U.S. viewers watched the tournament, and 69.7 million people viewed official March Madness social content, according to the NCAA.

With so many games in such a short period, employees are likely bringing their March Madness spirit into the workplace.

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