Are you experiencing March Madness?
When you see the phrase March Madness, what do you think of? Do you think of gymnasiums full of people watching young men or young women struggle to score baskets in order to attain glory in their high school or collegiate years? For many of us, that is exactly the picture. I think of this kind of March Madness on many occasions (Go Commodores-Go Racers), but I also think of another kind of March Madness, a madness that encompasses many of us as we make the annual transition from the cold, short days of winter in to the longer, warmer days of spring. This transition has an effect on many parts of our lives and that is the subject of my post today.
March Madness manifests itself in many ways. Here are a few of the more obvious issues:
- the improvement of the climate drags the focus away from the work at hand-people are less productive
- people start to think about new opportunities versus the current role they are part of
- people get more engaged with their family and related activities (not a bad thing at all)
The bottom line is that these issues detract from workplace productivity and need to be considered, and in some cases, dealt with in order to keep productivity at a high level.
I’ll post more about each of these as a separate item in next week’s posts.
For now, how are you combatting March Madness?
Also, how are your brackets doing?