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    Thursday
    Mar182010

    What wastes more time at work than March Madness?

    Today is the start of March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament.

    And in the grand tradition of lazy editorial calendars everywhere, we see a slew of articles about the 'cost' to organizations in terms of lost productivity from employees filling out brackets, watching the live stream on the internet, and taking long lunches to watch the games.

    Sure, some time will be 'wasted' by employees talking, watching, and Horrors! - betting on the games, but no more than is wasted every day by scores of other things. 

    So in that spirit, my friend and fellow blogger Trish McFarlane and I have come up with our 'Top Ten List' of things that waste more time and suck more productivity at work than a few days of March Madness can ever match.

    So here we go:

    The Top Ten things that waste more time at work than March Madness:

    10. Paper Jam!

    9. 'I'm not sure, just do a search for it on the company intranet'

    8. Great news! We are doing an off site team building day at a Ropes Course!

    7. Time to upgrade the ERP system - ask me for that report again in 9 months

    6. I can't print.  Can you print? I can't print. Is the network down?

    Jump on over to the HR Ringleader blog to see items five though one.

    Good luck with your brackets!

    Now get back to work.

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