NCAA Tournament Madness or Team Building Opportunity?

Even if you aren’t a basketball fan, most people have heard of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament otherwise know as “March Madness”. 45% of Americans plan on watching some of the tournament and/or participating in an group pool to pick the winner. This is done by visiting sites such as, where you can print off your own prediction chart, ahead of the game.

For the first week of the tournament most of the action occurs during office hours. Employers can either get upset at this unproductive time employee spend to follow the games or take a different approach and embrace the madness.

Here at Upward Enterprises we always like to encourage fun ways organizations can build camaraderie. Its something we do every day at our ropes challenge course. The NCAA tournament won’t be at our ropes course (oh well) but companies can use the NCAA tournament as a team building event that boosts moral among workers. And if your employees want to start an office pool, how about this great idea of skill swapping?  It sounds like a great way to get you know your fellow co-workers and isn’t that part of what corporate team building is about?