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How employers can manage March Madness workplace distractions
With March Madness ranking among one of the top workplace distractors this spring, employers are looking at how to keep disruptions to a minimum. March Madness and other online pools/games ranked third among all tech-related causes of work delays, with 30% of managers/HR reps citing them as a “major employee distractor, following text messaging and Facebook use.” Philippe Weiss, managing director of Seyfarth Shaw at Work, a legal compliance and consulting services company, offers these tips to help minimize the mayhem.
Bosses shouldn’t bet
If supervisors engage in a cash pool, they — and the company — may run afoul of gambling laws. And, in any case, they erode their ability to manage bracket-crazy employees that cross the line.