According to a global outplacement firm nearly 50 million Americans are taking part in March Madness office pools costing companies an estimated $1.2 billion in unproductive workers.
But one business in Abilene sees March Madness as an opportunity.
Hogan Allcorn works at Reynolds manufacturing and every year employees fill out a bracket for the men's NCAA basketball tournament.
Allcorn says it makes for a fun atmosphere and friendly competition.
Many businesses are trying to keep the madness of march out of the office but here at Reynolds they're embracing it.
Management says the madness helps productivity because they're workers are happy.
Jason Gonzalez has been here for 16 years.
He worked his way up from sanding to final assembly and each year he fills out a bracket.
He says every year he can count on March being a little more eventful.
He says after years of filling out brackets he has his own way of picking teams.
He says there's no secret to picking the best teams It's just pure luck.
Gonzalez says the competition lightens the mood and if it wasn't like this he probably wouldn't be working here.
So note to all you employers out there trying to block out the Madness of March
it might benefit your business if you don't saw it out completely.
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