Good Question: How much does the NCAA Tournament cost employers in lost work?

March Madness is here and basketball fans are getting their fix any way they can.

Chances are you may have been guilty of taking time to sneak a peek at some of the NCAA tournament games while at work.

Good Question: How much does the NCAA Tournament cost employers in lost work?

Doug Heddings is hard at work and keeping an eye on the ball.

"I am very excited, March Madness is really an animal of its own." said Doug Heddings.

With the NCAA Basketball Tournament under way this real estate broker is watching the games and his bracket sheet all during work hours.

Heddings says don't worry, he says he's good at multi-tasking.

"I like to believe that none of my workday is spent just on March Madness." said Heddings.

Experts say March Madness is a huge distraction at the workplace.

According to an annual survey this year the tournament could cost U.S. employers nearly two billion dollars in unproductive wages during the first week of action.

That number is based on the 58 million people who are estimated to take place in office pools.

One place in Lexington not worried about a lack in productivity, Baldani, Rowland and Richardson.

The law firm runs one of the largest office pools around.

The firm's so called, Pool Administrator says the distraction is welcome at the their place of business.

"It's a stress reliever, people can get together, kick back, and watch the games and enjoy the fun." said Pam Hendricks.

This particular survey from a Chicago based firm says of those filling out office pool brackets, each person will devote at least 20 minutes per day to watching the games and focusing on their brackets.

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