March Madness Office Pools: Distraction Or Diversion?

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march madness office pool

Does anything bring together the workplace like the office pool during March Madness? The annual rite of the Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four has a unique way of giving the American workplace a collective pastime as colleagues compete to fill out the most accurate bracket for the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. Indeed, a survey conducted by MSN found that 86 percent of all American workers will devote at least some time during their work hours to the games. (The FBI estimates that Americans illegally bet $2.5 billion on the tournament each year.)