Is March Madness taking over your office?
March Madness is here and so is the gambling. Office pools are harmless and fun; they bring the employees together and give a common thread for conversations. Or do they? Harmless fun or not, it is still time consuming gambling.
Office pools are still illegal in some states. Make sure to do your due diligence and verify the legality of an office pool. Then if it is legal in your state, a company-wide policy stating what is and isn’t acceptable is a good way clear up any confusion.
Millions of people will participate in office pools this year. Now imagine how many of them will do their bracket or research for their picks at home…not many. The idea of a reprimand, loss of productivity, or dealing with addiction does not seem to bother too many workers; but bringing employees together within the company can balance out the loss of productivity for a lot of companies. In fact, distraction could be great for the employees in this current economy.
Have fun with your brackets!
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