March madness: The new normal
Many of the games being played over the next few weeks are daytime games, and watching at work is the new norm.
Sports fans are tuning in with streaming video, or at least checking scores online.
That time out means productivity during march madness will slip again this year. The employment firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas predicts a loss of some $4-billion in revenue because of workers’ preoccupation with the games.
Analysts say efforts to suppress the madness could hurt employee morale and loyalty, and add that fighting it might backfire, so a lot of businesses have just given in by allowing longer lunch hours or viewing at the office.
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