From the Archives: March Madness

  • Posted on February 28, 2014
  • by John Scranton

As February comes to a close, we approach March Madness and the theme of this blog once again becomes critical. My apologies for the horrific picks I made in 2011…

March Madness

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by John Scranton

I read somewhere that throughout this week the average worker loses 2 hours per day of productivity due to the massive distraction that is the NCAA tournament.  2 hours per day filling out brackets in the early part of the week, and obsessively checking scores in the latter part of the week.  For the standard 40 hour worker, that’s 25% of their capacity down the drain.  Imagine a large company suddenly dropping to 75% production.

I am an avid sports fan and I believe that the Big East tournament and the NCAA tournament are more fun to watch and more exciting than the Super Bowl.  I will devote much more time than the average American to the NCAA tournament, but not at the expense of my work.  As a commission salesperson, only my wife is allowed to impede my work.  No other people, hobbies or distractions will stand in the way of my production.

So why am I bothering to post a blog on this subject?  Well first, its astonishing how much time the average person (who is likely no more than a casual sports fan) will invest in this concept of March Madness.  And secondly, it is important to remember that we must not sacrifice our work to goof around with brackets.  For those of us working in a virtual environment, our flexibility makes this very easy.  For those of you working in a traditional format, you must guard your time in the office like gold.  Its irreplaceable and your brackets can be completed at home.

In closing, I would like to go on record as saying that I believe Pitt and Kansas will both cruise to the Final 4, and the winner of that regional final will be this years NCAA champion.  As a Big East homer, I will be cheering for Pitt and selecting the Panthers as my Champion in all my brackets.  Good luck!

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March Madness

  • Posted on March 15, 2011
  • by John Scranton

I read somewhere that throughout this week the average worker loses 2 hours per day of productivity due to the massive distraction that is the NCAA tournament.  2 hours per day filling out brackets in the early part of the week, and obsessively checking scores in the latter part of the week.  For the standard 40 hour worker, that’s 25% of their capacity down the drain.  Imagine a large company suddenly dropping to 75% production.

I am an avid sports fan and I believe that the Big East tournament and the NCAA tournament are more fun to watch and more exciting than the Super Bowl.  I will devote much more time than the average American to the NCAA tournament, but not at the expense of my work.  As a commission salesperson, only my wife is allowed to impede my work.  No other people, hobbies or distractions will stand in the way of my production.

So why am I bothering to post a blog on this subject?  Well first, its astonishing how much time the average person (who is likely no more than a casual sports fan) will invest in this concept of March Madness.  And secondly, it is important to remember that we must not sacrifice our work to goof around with brackets.  For those of us working in a virtual environment, our flexibility makes this very easy.  For those of you working in a traditional format, you must guard your time in the office like gold.  Its irreplaceable and your brackets can be completed at home.

In closing, I would like to go on record as saying that I believe Pitt and Kansas will both cruise to the Final 4, and the winner of that regional final will be this years NCAA champion.  As a Big East homer, I will be cheering for Pitt and selecting the Panthers as my Champion in all my brackets.  Good luck!

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