Should NCAA Tournament Brackets Drive Employers Mad?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 15:30 in Mathematics & Economics

As NCAA basketball fans begin to research ESPN for information that could prove useful for their brackets -- many on company time -- employers are voicing concerns that the madness surrounding bracketology will cause declines in productivity. But Claire Simmers Ph.D., chair and professor of management at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, believes that if handled correctly, office pools are useful for boosting morale, as long as productivity is balanced.

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