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From Bane to Gain: March Madness is an Employee Engagement Tool

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Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff.

Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

  • You can’t fight American culture – Filling out a bracket for the office pool has become a fixture as one of the “things teams do together” at work. Even non-sports fans enjoy it, because total novices usually do better than avid fans.
  • It really only lasts one week – Once the first weekend of games is over, most people’s brackets are busted and they are ready to change the subject!
  • Even better, it is actually just Monday (bracket research day) and Thursday-Friday (The round of 64) that truly impact work.
busted bracket

Bracket busted? Back to work…maybe next year!

Here are some suggestions for turning these activities into employee engagement opportunities:

  • Swim with the tide: Make it clear through your actions that you recognize the coming distraction, and want to be as accommodating as possible.
  • Fill out a bracket! Participating in the fun sends a great signal. It also gives you more leverage to keep people working, as in “I know we all are checking the scores, but let’s get A and B done today, please!”
  • If you have themes at work, make basketball the theme for the week.
  • Find out who “pool management” is (aka those who are managing the process) and have a heart-to-heart with them about your expectation that their management time should fall outside of work aside from collecting brackets. Get their agreement on this point.
  • Create a statement that you and your own managers can deliver to his or her teams. Here is an example:

“We understand the excitement that some folks feel about March Madness. It is a big deal for sports fans, and fun even for non-fans. We know that the first week of the tournament can be a bit distracting from work, and we like your enthusiasm! We encourage you to follow your favorite teams as they compete.

We only ask that you keep getting your work done between updates! We are all working on achieving great things this year, and each of you has a powerful role to play in that success. Keep an eye on your task and project lists and keep the momentum going. Indeed, translate some of that March Madness energy to everything you take on this week!”

One element of building a fully engaged workforce is finding ways to celebrate together. Usually those celebrations revolve around work-based events, but it is useful to work in activities from the rest of the world, too. March Madness is the perfect chance to do that.

Naturally, you must fit this general advice into your particular work situation. But recognize and accept the week-long distraction, give those folks who choose to participate permission to share their excitement, and get their active agreement that they will still get their work done.

Have you used the inevitable distractions of March Madness as a positive opportunity to build engagement and a positive team culture? Share your story with us!

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More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

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Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

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Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

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In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

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Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

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January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

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McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

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Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

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2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

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Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

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Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

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Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

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Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

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Be Great to Work With

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Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

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It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

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Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

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Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

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Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

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Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

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Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

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Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

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Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

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Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

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Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

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Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

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The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

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Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

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Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

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Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

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Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

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Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

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Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

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Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

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Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

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Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

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Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

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How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

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A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

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A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

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Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

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As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

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Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

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Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

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The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

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We Love the Energizing Month of May

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Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

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Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

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Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

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Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

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“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

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A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

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Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

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Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

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May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

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Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

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Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

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Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

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i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

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Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

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Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

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Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

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Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

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Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

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Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

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Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

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Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

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Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

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Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

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Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

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New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

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OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

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Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

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Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

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McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

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Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

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Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

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A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

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Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

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Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

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Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

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Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

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Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

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Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

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The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

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Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

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Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

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Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

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Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

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How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

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Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

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Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

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Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

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Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

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What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

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How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

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Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

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Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

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A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

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Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

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Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

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Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

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Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

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Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

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More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

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Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

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Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

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Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

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Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

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Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

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Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

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Happy Independence Day

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Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

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CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

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Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

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Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

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Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

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Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

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Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

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Leadership Starts with Engagement

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Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

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When Should You Micromanage Employees?

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Leadership in Public Management

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Time to Rehire Yourself?

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Of Lollipops and Leadership

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HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

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Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

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Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

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Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

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Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

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Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

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Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

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Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

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Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

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Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

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Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

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March Madness is a Leadership Moment

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May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

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QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

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Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

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Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

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Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

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Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

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More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

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Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

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Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

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Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

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Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

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Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

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Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

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Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

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Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

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New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

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Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

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101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

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Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

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The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

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Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

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Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

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Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

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How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

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Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

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Dumb Things Bosses Do

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Dumb Things Bosses Do

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

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Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

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Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

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Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

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Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

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Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

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Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

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Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

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How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

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Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Leadership: It all starts with you

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Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

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We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

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A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

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Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

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Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

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Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

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Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

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Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

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Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

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Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

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On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

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Early March is basketball time in corporate America. Next week at this time, whole squads of people, many of whom barely know the rules of the sport, will take their attention off work to fill out brackets for a March Madness basketball office pool. Then, with smartphones in hand, they will spend a good chunk of the first two days of the tournaments stealing glances at the results scroll to see how their teams did. Viewed from your manager’s perspective, this seems to drain a measurable percentage of productivity from your otherwise hard-working staff. Our advice? Go with the flow! Leverage March Madness as a chance to build employee engagement.

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