It’s time to dance in the kingdom again…. I’m biased this year because the prince’s school may be the Cinderella team this year (Go Bruins). I’m going to be one of the 75,335,520 workers engaged in March Madness activities while on the clock this year. There will be 97 million live streams through the regional finals according to the NCAA and your employees will be watching.
Everywhere I visit people are joining in the Madness. How do I know? They are ducking when I pass them, switching screens when HR walks in to talk and hiding the exchange of brackets (they must not know about the Boss Button). I see you…. Relax.
As an HR person, I encourage you to embrace the Madness. Have your pools give away lunches, gift cards and prizes. Look for ways to let your employees know that you are aware and as long as the work gets done, it’s ok. Set up a monitor or TV where people can gather or give updates on games. Take in the fun together.
The annual Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. survey came out with 2018 statistics and Thirty Seven percent of workers will have the games running in the background. Forty Eight percent of workers will work on their brackets at work. March Madness will cost $13,284,100,580 when 75 million workers spend an average 6.375 hours watching games and researching during the month of the tournament.
Make sure your internet connections have a boost and Embrace the Madness.
NCAA Live Bracket here.
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See 2017 stats below….