March Madness is well underway for U.S. readers of the Plastics Blog. But that doesn't mean everyone is participating in an office pool. According to "Office Pool Policy Best Defense to Curb In-House March Madness," a story from my colleages at Workforce Management magazine, 54 percent of workers polled by Spherion Staffing Services have never participated in an office pool. Does that number seem unrealistically high? Maybe it's because the people running the pools aren't doing a very good job selling them. According to the poll, 48 percent of those who've never participated said it was because they hadn't been asked. Only 13 percent said it was because of company policies prohibiting office pools, and 23 percent cited work distractions. For your amusement, here's a column from another Crain sister publication, Waste & Recycling News, which touches on the March Madness phemonenon. There's a hidden plastics angle in the column, which I'm sure many Blog readers will spot right away. So before the round of 16 begins, who's in your Final Four? I've got mostly favorites: Ohio State, Duke, Kansas and Brigham Young.
Who's in your Final Four?
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