America's best college basketball teams are about to begin their quest for the national title, which means it's March Madness bracket time! The yearly tradition of creating an office or friend pool and filling out a bracket may be all fun and games for those who participate, but it isn't exactly a work productivity booster.
Last year, nearly 39 million workers took part in March Madness office pools or watched games at their computers, costing employers about $1.7 billion in lost work time over the tournament, according to a recent study.
While some of us are busy finishing up our brackets today (they have to be completed by tip-off of the first game on Thursday, Mar 19.), there are some workplaces who create rules against placing bets in the office. Do you participate in office pools?