How Did March Madness Affect Work Productivity?

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How Did March Madness Affect Work Productivity?
Completing an NCAA Tournament bracket is harder than your real job.

The NCAA Men’s Division-I Basketball Tournament is notorious for rendering office workers all over the country for three weeks.

The growth of the Internet and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have become huge time sucks for millions of office workers, but the NCAA Tournament takes the normal lack of productivity to an entirely different level. 

Let’s face it: Even your boss—who loathes the widespread lack of focus from his team—is secretly pulling you into his office wondering if Lousville is a legitimate threat to be the last team standing when One Shining Moment marks the end of the tournament. 

According to Forbes contributor Darren Heitner, the drop in office productivity around March Madness may be a bit overstated. Still, here are 10 statistics that suggest the theory may have some truth to it.

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