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Description: In 2006 an innovation was unleashed on the teeming, college-basketball-hungry masses that promised to unshackle us from the fear of watching NCAA March Madness tournament games at work. The Boss Button allowed basketball fans at work to switch between the live stream of a game and a phony financial statement or innocuous spreadsheet.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: Mar 27, 2014

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-27/maybe-march-madness-boosts-not-kills-u-dot-s-dot-productivity

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think interaction for “any reason” contributes toward positive management outcomes?
  • How could company managers orchestrate their employee interest in March madness to generate positive management outcomes?

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