A Chicago firm that tracks workplace issues estimates that the annual distraction of the NCAA basketball tournament could cost employers as much as $3.7 billion in wasted work time over the 16 days of the games. Dr. Bruce Kone, dean of the College of Medicine, and Tim Goldfarb, CEO of Shands HealthCare, weren’t worried about wasted work time this year since the Florida Gators didn’t make the Big Dance for the first time in 10 years. They do worry, though, that Billy Donovan most likely will have his team back in the tournament next year.
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