I am a BYU alumnus. My team played Tuesday at 6 pm California time, after the workday. By the way, BYU overcame the biggest deficit in NCAA tournament history -- 25 points and won.
BYU is on TV, and the Internet (CBS Sports if you are interested) right now -- smack in the middle of the workday. 62 other teams play today and tomorrow and I guarantee your company has a few alums of the schools in the tournament. But they won't be watching, right??? Wrong!
I am told 8.4 million hours will be lost from workplaces this month due to the Madness. This equates to $192 million lost.
What do you do? Do you monitor employees computer use? Do you tolerate it? Perhaps you go one step further -- to create camaraderie at work you sponsor a pool and bet on the games.
I hope you don't sponsor betting pools. But you can be sure your employees are part of a few of them! You certainly have a few things to consider.