For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this event is exciting, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday, potentially disrupting productivity.
While President Trump has stated he will not fill out a bracket for this year’s NCAA tournament beginning March 14th, millions of workers across the country will likely spend company time researching teams and making their picks. This activity could cost employers over $600 million, according to one more conservative estimate.
Analyzing the latest metrics, pouring over spreadsheets and personnel files, assessing the potential of team members. Another day at the office? Perhaps. But around this time of year, it’s just as likely to be your co-worker prepping for the fantasy football draft.