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03/22/2013 11:35 am ET

How March Madness Compares To Other Productivity Killers: CNBC

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March Madness: The brackets are circulating, and U.S. workers everywhere will soon tune in the NCAA basketball tournament—many games are played during work hours—and tune out their usual responsibilities.

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The NCAA tourney, which begins March 19, is infamous for the productivity loss it supposedly engenders, but it's hardly the costliest workplace distraction. Here's a roundup of productivity-killing phenomena and their estimated costs—sources and methodologies vary—to the U.S. GDP.

Here are some of the biggest productivity killers (read more at CNBC):

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